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Akshita Patel

Charles Leclerc Once Again In Talks With Mercedes For Possible Lewis Hamilton Swap: REPORTS

Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton’s love affair began in 2013, and they rewrote history together. With Lewis, the Silver Arrows won six drivers and constructors championships in a span of 10 years. And together, they dominated the tracks of Formula One racing for the longest time. However, since 2021, there has been trouble in paradise. After the Briton fell short of the title owing to a controversial Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2021, the world witnessed the downfall of the most successful driver of the sport.

On top of that, the 2022 season brought along more misery which seemed unbearable for a formidable Lewis Hamilton. Naturally, rumors surrounding his shift from the Brackley-based team have been doing rounds for a while now. While the Briton ruled out any such possibilities for the foreseeable future, the tensions within the garage are widely visible. Now, a top driver of one of the front teams on the gird, Ferrari, is charging to claim Lewis’ place. Is a swap between age-old rivals Mercedes and Ferrari possible?

   

Charles Leclerc Reportedly In Talks With Mercedes, Will Lewis Hamilton Don The Reds?

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Ferrari recruited Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc at a very young age eyeing his potential. However, his luck has not favored him throughout his journey with the racing giant. Moreover, Ferrari’s highly critical strategies have further doomed Charles’ career. Hence, he is reportedly looking for a change. With Lewis Hamilton’s possible departure with the Silver Arrows, the Monegasque saw it as a perfect opportunity to safeguard his career in Formula One. Mercedes is undoubtedly a team capable of winning a championship, irrespective of their recent struggles. Hence, a seat at the front of the grid is something all the drivers will have eyes on.

Meanwhile, F1 insider Leo Turrini made explosive claims in his recent blog. He said Charles Leclerc is in talks with Mercedes, and everybody on the paddock is aware of the fact. Moreover, he claimed that Leclerc is the front runner for the seat at the Silver Arrows due to his flashes of pure class on the track. However, Leo believes as far as Lewis Hamilton is concerned, he has not shown any viable interest in the Red team. The Briton has made Mercedes his home and is not willing to part ways just yet. Hence, Charles is just making a reservation at best if things go south in the future. FYI, Leclerc’s contract with Ferrari stays till the end of the 2024 season. Regardless, the rumors of a possible swap between the two racing giants have surely caught the fans’ attention, and everyone is likely to keep tabs on it for a while.

F1 Pundit Advices Lewis Hamilton To Quit Silver Arrows

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Lewis Hamilton thinks Red Bull will “run away with it” in Jeddah this weekend (Image: Hassan Ammar/AP/REX/Shutterstock)

Eddie Jordan, an F1 pundit, said Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari are a match made in heaven. Jordan’s comments came after rumors suggesting a possible move of Hamilton into the Ferrari in 2024 started doing rounds on social media. He believes the kind of talent the Briton possess, Ferrari is the best place he could end up at. Moreover, the F1 pundit claimed that a top team, Ferrari needs a shake-up to turn things around, and so does Lewis to overcome his downfall.

Hence, Jordan advised Lewis Hamilton to part ways with Mercedes for good and join the Red team. Meanwhile, the Briton is yet to comment on his future in F1. While he confirmed being on the grid for the next couple of years, his successful relationship with Mercedes remains threatened.