June 20, 2024
Charles Leclerc

According to former Formula 1 driver Ralf Schumacher, Charles Leclerc may find moving to Aston Martin a “logical possibility” since seats at Red Bull and Mercedes are unavailable. Given Ferrari’s current position of fourth in the Constructors’ Championship, there have been speculations about Leclerc contemplating a move to another team in search of better chances for victory.

At the recent Canadian Grand Prix, Leclerc faced an embarrassing elimination prior to Q3 due to further miscommunication with Ferrari, further fueling discussions about his potential departure from the team.

Despite starting the race outside the top 10 in qualifying, Leclerc showcased his skills by securing a commendable fourth-place finish at the Circuit de Gilles-Villeneuve. Throughout the race, he displayed impressive race pace, highlighting his ability to make progress and compete strongly among the field.

Leclerc’s recent fourth-place finish marked only his third top-five result in the 2023 season, which is quite surprising considering his impressive three wins from the previous year. While he is under contract with Ferrari until the end of 2024, there has been speculation regarding the possibility of Leclerc seeking a stronger team.

Reports suggesting Leclerc engaged in secret conversations with Mercedes this season fueled rumors of a potential move. However, Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff and Leclerc himself have dismissed such claims, as there are no available seats with the German team for the next couple of seasons.

Although Red Bull could be considered an alternative option if Sergio Perez were to be replaced, it is highly unlikely that they would approach Charles Leclerc for a seat.

This leaves Aston Martin as a potential destination, as the team could benefit from a stronger driver alongside Fernando Alonso. Throughout the season, Lance Stroll has only managed to finish ahead of Alonso once, and his failure to progress to Q3 at his home race further raises concerns about his performance.

Alonso has consistently outperformed Stroll, putting the Canadian driver’s seat at risk for the future. If Aston Martin aims to contend for championships, they would require two drivers capable of consistently securing podium finishes, something Stroll has yet to demonstrate.

Considering the circumstances, Schumacher believes that a possible move to the Silverstone-based team, Aston Martin, could be an option for Leclerc.

“Up to now, Mercedes and Red Bull have been the only potential options,” Schumacher stated in an interview with Sky Deutschland.

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