Harvard strengthens ‘living laboratory’ to help mitigate climate impact

first_img Related A hot idea for conserving energy A $200,000 Campus Sustainability Innovation Fund to support undergraduate and graduate student research that addresses sustainability challenges, including but not limited to climate and health. This builds on an existing Student Sustainability Grant program that provides seed funding for students to pilot their creative ideas.“We want Harvard to be a laboratory for the way organizations can choose to operate, not just to model the change we want to see in the world but to spark new approaches and methods that have broad applications,” said President Drew Faust. “These goals create opportunities for our students to expand their knowledge and skills as they seek to address global challenges.”Wendy Jacobs, clinical professor and director of Harvard Law School’s Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, will lead the Living Lab Course and Research Project, which is designed to bring together students from across the University in interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative approaches for reducing greenhouse gas emissions at Harvard and beyond. The strategies will be scalable for consideration and potential adoption by other similarly situated institutions and enterprises that want to reduce their emissions and improve public health in and around their buildings. “I am really excited about this course — its purpose is to unleash the incredible creative energy of students and faculty from across the University to identify innovative and practical ways for Harvard to reduce its own climate impact,” said Jacobs. “We will focus our attention on solutions that have demonstrable environmental and public health benefits and, ideally, also include an educational component that extends beyond the course itself.”This interactive course will include lectures from faculty experts representing most of Harvard’s Schools, including the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Kennedy School. Ideas developed by the student teams will be vetted with policymakers, community leaders, and business leaders during the semester. Some of the project ideas subsequently may be implemented by students in the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, which is also open to cross-registrants from across the University.“We will afford students from across the University a unique opportunity to collaborate, to learn from each other, and to hear from distinguished faculty from a variety of disciplines,” said Jacobs.One task for students will be to assess and analyze tools for choosing off-site emissions reduction projects as a means to achieving long-term climate neutrality commitments by businesses and organizations. The course was a key recommendation of a faculty advisory group convened to explore ways to meet Harvard’s 2006-2016 greenhouse gas reduction goal. Findings will specifically be used to inform the University’s approach to coupling off-campus emissions reduction opportunities with on-campus efforts in order to meet its ambitious, long-term climate commitment.“Climate change and ultimately sustainable development are global issues that touch every part of life, and as a university with a broad and diverse faculty we have a role to play in piloting new ideas that can be widely replicated well beyond the boundaries of our campus,” said Heather Henriksen, director of the Office for Sustainability (OFS), where the living laboratory initiative will be housed.The Campus Sustainability Innovation Fund (CSIF) will provide funding for research assistantships and independent research projects that tackle real-world challenges on campus or in the community, and lead to the practical application of emerging technologies or strategies that can be used to inform the University’s implementation of its five-year Sustainability Plan.Projects supported by the CSIF must have an identified faculty sponsor and map directly to one of the goals, standards, or commitments in Harvard’s Sustainability Plan. Special consideration will be given to projects that take advantage of the power of multidisciplinary discovery or that focus on climate change or health and well-being. A Climate Change Solutions Fund Faust established to provide grants to faculty research exploring low-carbon innovations already gives special consideration to projects that propose using the campus as a living laboratory.“The University’s innovation ecosystem is well prepared to help envision and support the creation of the tools, technologies, and solutions needed to act on climate change and enhance public health, and these new programs will only help accelerate those efforts,” said Jodi Goldstein, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Managing Director at the Harvard Innovation Labs.An advisory group will provide ongoing guidance to OFS on the management of the CSIF. Its members include Matthew Guidarelli, assistant director for social and cultural impact at the Harvard Innovation Labs; Leah Ricci, assistant director of sustainability and energy management, Harvard Business School; Professor William Clark, Harvard Kennedy School; and Professor Jack Spengler, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.center_img Healthy buildings and clean air keep people healthy.That simple premise is driving a series of studies being conducted by Harvard researchers, some of which have gathered insights from University dorms and office buildings. It is part of a multiyear partnership between the Office for Sustainability and the T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment to use campus spaces to inform public health research and apply the findings in capital projects and renovations.This partnership and another involving faculty and students working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are being hailed as models for the type of collaborative work that the University wants to stimulate as it launches a reinvigorated “campus as a living laboratory” initiative. The effort will support projects that use the campus as a test site for developing solutions that enhance well-being and mitigate climate impact, or help neighboring communities tackle these problems. The outcomes will be specifically designed for sharing at local, regional, and global levels.Harvard launches a reinvigorated “campus as a living laboratory” initiative. Graphic by Judy Blomquist/Harvard StaffThe initiative announced today includes two new, fully funded projects:A multiyear Climate Solutions Living Lab Course and Research Project to study and design practical solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions at Harvard, in neighboring communities, and beyond; and Student’s project would put Eliot students in the room that’s not too hot, not too cold, but just right for them last_img read more

New rectors take charge at seven halls

first_imgThe new academic year brings with it many changes in dorm life. In addition to the opening of Dunne and Flaherty Halls, seven residence halls are welcoming new rectors this year. The seven new rectors, who will oversee and guide residential life, are Allyse Gruslin of Ryan Hall, Fr. Matthew Hovde of Zahm House, Zachary Imfeld of Morrissey Manor, Justin McDevitt of Stanford Hall, Fr. Christopher Rehagen of of O’Neill Hall, Rachelle Simon of Lewis Hall and Eric Styles of Carroll Hall.Gruslin, a native of Rhode Island and the recipient of a Master of Divinity from Notre Dame, said her desire to become a rector came from her experiences as an assistant rector (AR) in Lyons Hall last year.“I moved in Lyons, and I realized it was a wonderful experience, spending time with the women, getting to know them, just hanging out with them,” Gruslin said. “I knew there was something special about this ministry.”This desire to serve as a rector grew throughout Gruslin’s time at Lyons, she said.“It became this thing I felt like I had to try,” Gruslin said. “I knew this was something God was calling me to do.”Hovde, a Holy Cross priest who holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Notre Dame, has previously served as an AR for Sorin College and has worked in Campus Ministry and at the Center for Social Concerns (CSC). He was recently ordained a Holy Cross priest in April.Imfeld said becoming a rector was a long-term goal.“Being a rector has been a dream of mine since I was a freshman [at the University of Portland],” Imfeld said. “I just saw what the rector position was and thought it’d be a really cool opportunity for me to serve a great place like Notre Dame.”Imfeld said he hopes to help foster personal growth among the residents of Morrissey Hall.“I think [being a rector] is about getting to know the guys and spend time with them and help them to grow into the men that God is calling them to be,” Imfeld said.McDevitt, who recently graduated with a master’s degree in political science from Notre Dame, worked in places from Mexico, where he served on mission trips, to Iraq, where he served as a government contractor. In his time studying at Notre Dame, McDevitt was involved heavily with chorale. In an email, he said he felt a calling to be a rector after teaching political science at the University and wants to help Stanford Hall men become role models for living a good life. “Working with the incredible students here changed my life and made me understand that my calling is to serve and love and live for students,” he said. “I think a lot of other people knew I was meant to be a rector before I did because I had such a heart for teaching, but instead of politics I’ll just be teaching life. I constantly refer to being a rector as ‘my new life’ because that’s exactly what it is for me.”Rehagen, a 2009 graduate of Notre Dame and a Holy Cross priest, most recently served as a deacon and parochial vicar at Christ the King parish in South Bend.  He said his own experience in Alumni Hall made him want to “pay it forward”, and that he looked forward to working with the men of O’Neill Hall. “I know the guys are full of good ideas and hopefully we’ll put some of those in practice,” he said. Styles has a background in both church service and the arts, graduating from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. He has served as the parish liturgy coordinator at Saint Benedict the African East Catholic Church in Chicago. He said he was excited to be part of Carroll Hall’s tight-knit community; when he arrived over the summer, he fielded a steady stream of hall residents and alumni visiting to welcome him. “I was greeted by a student from Carroll the first day I got here,” he said. “The rumor mill worked, they found out I was working on campus, and a current student came by looking for me. They continued to come by over the first two weeks and just continued to show up.” Simon spent many years serving in a variety of organizations, including the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Campus Ministry at Boston College and the St. Louis Arc, which helps those with developmental disabilities. Simon did not attend Notre Dame, and said being a newcomer provides unique new challenges.“I think for me, because I’m new to all things Notre Dame, my biggest challenges will be learning at rapid speed, the culture of Notre Dame,” Simon said.  “So everything from the phrases, and the way the people know the campus really well.”Simon said she is excited to become a part of the Notre Dame community. “It just seemed like a great fit,” she said. “I prayed about it a lot, and what it means, in terms of building Christian community, and get[ting] to be a pastoral presence, I’m really excited about it. I think it’s just a really important time in people’s lives, in students lives, it’s a great time to be figuring out who you are and who God is, and about the world and what you’re going to do to contribute.”Associate news editor Emily McConville contributed to this report. Tags: Freshman Orientation 2016, new rectors, rectorslast_img read more

Notre Dame valedictorian, Marshall Scholarship recipient shares philosophy, passions

first_imgWhen senior Sofia Carozza first arrived on campus, she knew she wanted to take as many risks as she could, especially if those risks scared her. This journey is what led her to shave her head for The Bald and the Beautiful, join Women’s Boxing and participate in Show Some Skin, among other activities.It also may have led her into some of her accomplishments. Carozza was named valedictorian for the class of 2019 and in December she was named a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship. In the fall, Carozza will head to University of Cambridge in England to pursue a Ph.D.“The only thing I knew I wanted to do when I got here was take as many risks as I could,” she said. “Basically anytime I heard something that someone else was doing and my first reaction was, ‘Oh, that scares me,’ that meant I had to do it.”A self-described nerd, Carozza said she has always been interested in mental health and how the brain works, partially due to her own experiences with mental illness. This interest took form at Notre Dame as she chose to major in neuroscience and behavior with a supplementary theology minor as well as a minor in philosophy, politics and economics.“I’ve always been fascinated by the human person and human behavior in particular,” Carozza said. “During high school I suffered from mental illness, … and several people who are dear to me either experienced trauma in their childhood or suffered from mental illness. So, it was really a way for me to look at the way that biology interacts with human experience to make us into who we are and to come to terms with the fact that who we are today is a product of our experience over a lifetime.”Carozza is a Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar, a Glynn Family Honors Scholar and a de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture Sorin Fellow, but she said her community involvement has made the biggest impact in her life at Notre Dame. Carozza has spent her summers dedicated to the cause, tutoring children with developmental disabilities and psychiatric disorders in Paraguay, researching effects of stress on the brain and implementing ideas of community-based change in South Bend and beyond. “I do some work with the juvenile justice center, and I’ve been involved with the Catholic Worker, and I’ve volunteered for several community organizations that do mental health related stuff for early childhood development stuff,” she said. “Those relationships with community members have really transformed the way that I think about my education and the potential and the responsibility that I have to put it in the service of other people, not just in some abstract future, but right now.”Carozza is a South Bend native and has lived there her whole life. Still, Carozza didn’t see herself coming to Notre Dame. During decision season she was choosing between two schools — Harvard and Notre Dame. She said she chose Notre Dame because of the care she saw professors take with their jobs and their students. “I went abroad my junior year of high school,” Carozza said. “After getting back, I was pretty sure that I wanted to go somewhere that wasn’t in South Bend because I had experienced more of a cosmopolitan city life, and I really wanted to pop the bubble a little bit. But it was over the course of my senior year when I realized that the things that were most meaningful to me were the relationships I had with really caring mentors and experiences that really helped me grow as a person. “When I came here to visit, I was really blown away by the mission of the University and how that’s enacted on a personal level — that the professors are really here because they care about us and that students are looked at as their whole person. [They’re helped] to develop into who they’re called to be and how they’re called to serve the world.”Looking forward, Carozza said she would love to return to Notre Dame’s campus to teach.“I’d love to be back here at Notre Dame,” she said. “I love this community, and I think that the role of a professor in my life has been absolutely transformative — to have mentors who can educate me as a scholar, but also accompany me as a person to my fulfillment.”For right now, however, Carozza said she is taking some time off.“This summer I’m going backpacking some places. I’m going to pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, and then I’m going to be spending the rest of the summer working on a farm in northern Colorado,” Carozza said. “I’m so excited to just be immersed in silence. I do best when I’m alone in a place that’s beautiful and I can read and write, so that’s my happy place.”There were times she questioned her decision to attend Notre Dame during her first couple years, Carozza said. But by now she knows she made the right choice. “Really reflecting on everything that’s happened to these past four years and all of the relationships that I’ve grown to have, I cannot imagine having made a different choice precisely because I’m a very different person than I was in high school. I’ve grown and been formed a lot, and I have a deep faith now and an awareness of who I am and what I’m called to do,” Carozza said. “Honestly I can’t imagine it having come as easily at a place other than Notre Dame.”Tags: 2019 commencement address, Commencement 2019, Marshall Scholarship, Notre Dame valedictorian, Sofia Carozzalast_img read more

10 life hacks to help you free up money

first_img 57SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Are you looking for ways you can cut down on expenses and put a little extra money aside? Maybe you’re looking to budget more efficiently, fund that big vacation or save for retirement.This post is dedicated to little tricks to keep more of your money in your pocket. You can have a little fun with these things, too.1. Call to Cancel. See How They React.Savings doesn’t always mean going without. Sometimes when you call to cancel a service (e.g. cable, Internet, satellite radio, etc.), they’re very motivated to retain you as a client. After all, some of your money is better than none at all.If they’re focused on retention, they may give you a reduced rate for a certain period of time or direct you to a plan that costs less without 37 channels that show 20-year-old movies. continue reading »last_img read more

10 Questions With Roastmaster General Jeff Ross, Who’s Invading Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Fresh off his latest standup special, Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live at Brazos County Jail, the Roastmaster General is back on the road and bringing his funny act to Long Island this week. The Newark-native is best known for his brutal Comedy Central roasts of celebrities including Justin Bieber, Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump and many more. But he’s also got a lot more to say besides making fun of people. The Press spoke with “the meanest man in comedy,” who’s performing at NYCB Theater at Westbury at 8 p.m. June 25.Long Island Press: How exactly did you get started and end up as the Roastmaster General at Comedy Central?Jeff Ross: Man, I was doing stand-up for years and didn’t really have an interesting voice. Then one day, they asked me to be part of my first Friar’s Club roast … and I feel like I found my niche, my lane if you will.LIP: What is your impression of Long Island so far?JR: Oh man, well, I’m from New Jersey, but every hot Jewish girl I ever wanted to date was from Long Island, so maybe there’ll be some single women at the show. I definitely would love to speed-roast some Long Islanders at a certain point in my show on Thursday. I’ll invite anybody who wants to come up on stage and get speed-roasted.LIP: What can we expect to see in this upcoming show?JR: I’m talking a lot about the world at large now. People are curious about my jail experience, and I’m kind of fascinated by the darker subjects right now, so a lot of that will come out. Plus, my usual obsessions, food and sex, are a big part of the show. I wrote a couple of roast folk songs; I’m bringing my guitar, and then I’ll speed-roast some people on stage. It’s going to be a party!LIP: Are there any common misperceptions regarding your act?JR: You know what? People think I’m mean sometimes because they see me roast Justin Bieber and almost make him cry. But the truth is, it all comes from love. I say the things out loud that the people are afraid to say. I don’t like pranks, I like saying. If you’re going to do something, do it to their face.LIP: Is there ever a joke you couldn’t say? A line that shouldn’t be crossed?JR: In the right context, I think everything’s okay. People are so sensitive these days, but I think comedy is more important than ever. If comedians don’t cross the lines, then we’ll never know where the lines are.LIP: In your recent work, Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live at Brazos County Jail, you often talk about the first step to rehabilitation is laughing about yourself. Could you elaborate?JR: I think that’s true not just for inmates but in our real lives. I love people who take their jobs seriously, but I don’t really respect people who take themselves too seriously. It’s humanizing to see somebody laugh at their own mistakes and their own faults.LIP: I’ve recently seen you on Bill Maher and you’ve also performed at the Occupy Wall Street movement. Is politics something you’re looking to add to your performance?JR: For me, it’s never about the politics; it’s about the people. I respected their complaints and was curious about why they were down there, so I went down there. For me as a comedian, it’s always a mission to try and bring laughs where there aren’t any. Where it’s depressing or sad. So more than any other reason I just sympathize with the fact that we were hot and sweaty and outside. I like to think of comedy as purposeful. Comedy is really important and potent and healing. I didn’t see that when I first started. I saw it was good for me, but I didn’t realize it could be good for other people.LIP: You’ve directed your own film, Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie in 2005. How was this experience?JR: Oh man, it was an intense, lonely experience. I mean back then nobody really wanted to talk about Iraq in a funny, nonpolitical way and that was my goal. To try and show the human side of the soldiers and the comedians. It was a hot button political issue at the time, and I was making an unpolitical documentary so that wasn’t easy. And the same goes for the show I just did about criminals in a county jail. I wanted to show the human side. It’s not a political show, it’s about the people.LIP: How was your experience on Dancing With The Stars?JR: I really enjoyed that experience. Before me, comedians used to sing and dance. They were true entertainers. I tried to emulate that, but sadly I got voted off after the first commercial break. I got a scratched cornea on my last rehearsal and that basically knocked me out of the competition. Hey man, I’m one for one. I won a dance contest in summer camp when I was about 11. Fifty-50, baby!LIP: You’ve done dramatic roles in television shows, such as CSI and Six Feet Under. Is this something you look to do more of?JR: Every now and then, comedians get asked to do fun stuff. I really consider it a fun departure, kind of a hobby, but my true love is on stage, live in front of real people. And that’s why I’m working so hard on my act and getting people to come to my shows. I feel like it’s a great night out. I’m definitely going to try and top myself after the jail show. It’ll be provocative, dangerous and it’ll be funny. If you’re thinking of having a date on Thursday night, definitely do so. I talk about sex a lot, so you’re guaranteed to get some action afterward.last_img read more

This ultimate “fixer upper’’ drew a huge crowd at auction and blew $50,000 past its reserve

first_imgPatrice Bowen and Chris Safonoff share a kiss after being the winning bid on the home in Tarragindi.IT could be described as a “renovators delight’’ but the good bones of this Tarragindi family was what helped blow its sale price $50,000 above reserve.There were nine potential bidders keen to secure the home at 24 Newington St, Tarragindi. The auction drew a crowd of about 50 onlookers with Chris Safonoff and Patrice Bowen from Tennyson the winning bidders.The couple were both project managers who work for a construction company and said they would do up the home. “We will rent it out initially and then a year or so down the track, once we have a design, we’ll do a modern extension,’’ Ms Bowen said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour ago“We love the character and facade.’’“We had a strong strategy for the auction. We’d been thinking about this house for three weeks now,’’ Mr Safonoff said.It was the first time the home had been on the market in more than 65 years. The home sold under the hammer for $750,000. It had a reserve of $700,000. Marketing agent Lynn McGavin of Place said it had been a very popular listing.“Throughout the campaign, we saw huge numbers and on the day of the auction, nine registered bidders,” she said.Ms McGavin said selling for $50,000 over reserve, showed the popularity of the booming location of Tarragindi.last_img read more

Antique LGUs urged to submit list of recipients left out of SAP part 1

first_imgA police officer provides security during distribution of the first tranche of the national government’s Social Amelioration Program to residents of Barangay Buhang, Hamtic, Antique. Local government units in the province are being urged to send the master list of beneficiaries who were left out of the first tranche so that they could also receive the P6,000 cash aid. HAMTIC PNP PCR Meanwhile, Amaran said the municipality of Anini-y has to liquidate first the release of its first tranche before it would be included in the second tranche.“We had been following up Anini-y for its liquidation but until now it has not done so,” she added. The inclusion of left-out beneficiaries is based on DSWD’s Memorandum Circular Number 14, series 2020, or the special guidelines in the implementation of the emergency subsidy program for additional beneficiaries. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is requesting local government units (LGUs) in this province to submit their master list of recipients who were left out during the first tranche distribution of the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP).DSWD provincial officer Melrose Amaran said on Monday all 18 LGUs were urged to send their respective master lists and Social Amelioration Cards (SAC) so that families also economically displaced by coronavirus disease 2019 will also receive a P6,000 cash assistance each during the second tranche.“The deadline for the SAP left-out master list and SAC will be tomorrow, June 9,” said Amaran. According to Amaran, LGUs should liquidate first the first tranche they have received before they will be downloaded with funds for the left-out beneficiaries.The first tranche of the SAP distribution helped 71,656 eligible beneficiaries in this province.DSWD regional information officer May Rago-Castillo, for her part, said senior citizens who receive pension lower than P6,000 will be included as beneficiaries of the second tranche of the SAP.Barangay Health Workers, Barangay Nutrition Scholars and village watchmen with a monthly honorarium of less than P6,000 are also included, she added.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

High School Basketball Exodus

first_imgI was reading an article in the Indianapolis Star about Southport’s Paul Scruggs.  He is the third Indiana High School star to transfer to a prep school this year.  Scruggs is headed for Prolific Prep of Napa, California.Most of these young men are doing this for two reasons. The one they are willing to talk about is their desire to play on a team that will hone their skills for college. They want to be a McDonald’s All-American so they can be a “one and done” college player.The reason they are not willing to talk about it is that the transfer is usually initiated by their AAU coaches.  In high school basketball today, the top AAU coaches steer their players away from the normal high school program.  These AAU coaches hope that if the athlete does well enough, they will reap some of the rewards that these prep stars might bring them.High school athletic associations are in a quandary as to how to regulate participation outside the confines of their high schools.  So far, it seems the AAU is winning.last_img read more

Phillips County Raceway crowns track champions

first_imgHOLYOKE, Colo. (Sept. 13) – Phillips County Raceway wrapped up the last race of the season with a double feature ending with the track championships for each division. The night started off by running four features postponed from Aug. 23 due to inclement weather. Garrett Sporhase checked out and won the first IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main, fol­lowed by Zach Hilzer and Jesse Taylor.The Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main was taken by Chad Dolan ahead of of Brandon Clough and Mike Lininger.Justin Bussell collected the checkers in a dandy of a first feature for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Kyle Clough and Gregory Gutt completed the top three.Leland Stute, Michael Brunswick and Woody Woodhead ran 1-2-3 in the first IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock race.It then came down to the wire determining track championships for each division. Still dominating the Modifieds was Sporhase, who checked out once again in sweeping the night.He was followed by Bubba Alvarado and Taylor.It had been a battle with Jake Adler leading points for the Modified division for the majority of the season with Taylor close behind. It all came down to the wire in the last race and Taylor was able to land the title. Brandon Clough finishing first in the nightcap SportMod feature, followed by Chad Dolan and Bryan Herrick. Dolan topped the track point standings.The Stock Car main was completed after plenty of action, with the top six changing positions from start to finish. Lloyd Meeske was running first when the checkered flew, followed by track cham­pion Gutt and Bussell.The last race of the season came in the Hobby Stock division. Woodhead took the win ahead of Tanner Clough and Austin Davis. Brunswick was the top driver in the points race.last_img read more

F1: Leclerc signs new Ferrari deal until 2024

first_imgRelatedPosts Leclerc ends Ferrari’s nine-year wait, wins Italian GP  Verstappen wins Austrian Grand Prix  Formula One: Heartbreak for Leclerc as Hamilton wins in Bahrain Charles Leclerc has signed a new long-term contract with the Ferrari Formula One team through to the end of the 2024 season. Ferrari Academy driver Leclerc joined the Scuderia at the start of last season after a year plying his trade with Sauber, agreeing a deal believed to last until the end of the 2021 season. But he has been rewarded for a successful maiden campaign with Ferrari with a new and improved contract. A delighted Leclerc said: “I am very happy to be staying on with Scuderia Ferrari. This past season, driving for the most illustrious team in Formula 1, has been a dream year for me. “I cannot wait to enjoy an even deeper relationship with the team after what has been an intense and exciting 2019. I’m keen to see what the future holds and I can’t wait to get going again next season.” Leclerc went into 2019 as teammate to Sebastian Vettel, who was given number one status by team principal Mattia Binotto due to his experience as a four-time champion and after four years with Ferrari. But Leclerc quickly established himself, claiming two race wins and seven pole positions to the one victory and two poles for Vettel, and finishing 24 points ahead of the 32-year-old German in the drivers’ standings. The new deal makes clear that Ferrari see 22-year-old Monegasque Leclerc as their long-term future. Vettel’s current deal expires at the end of 2020. Binotto has no doubt that with Leclerc, Ferrari will again be successful. Next term will be the team’s 13th year without a drivers’ champion, and 12 since they last won the constructors’ championship. Binotto said: “With each passing race this year, our wish to extend our contract with Charles became ever more self-evident and the decision means he will now be with us for the next five seasons. It demonstrates that Charles and the Scuderia have a firm future together. “Charles has been part of our family since 2016 and we are more than proud of the results we are achieving with our Academy. “We are therefore very pleased to be able to announce that he will be with us for many years to come and I’m sure that together, we will write many new pages in the history of the Prancing Horse.”Tags: Charles LeclercFerrari AcademyScuderiaScuderia Ferrarilast_img read more