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Charles Leclerc anticipates exciting challenge with Lewis Hamilton at Ferrari

Charles Leclerc is gearing up to team up with Lewis Hamilton at Ferrari, marking a pivotal moment in his F1 career.

Hamilton, departing from his long-standing partnership with Mercedes at the end of the 2024 Formula One season, will join Leclerc at Ferrari in 2025, a move that has stirred anticipation and excitement within the motorsport community.

Acknowledging the opportunity to partner with Hamilton, Leclerc expressed his eagerness to showcase his capabilities while learning from the seven-time F1 champion. In an interview with Fox Sports Australia, Leclerc stated, "Of course, I will learn from Lewis. It's also an opportunity for me to show what I'm able to do, which I take as an exciting challenge."

The prospect of working alongside Hamilton had been on Leclerc's radar for some time, although the confirmation still came as a surprise. Reflecting on the upcoming change, Leclerc remarked, "I knew [for] quite a few months that it was a possibility, that it was on the table. It was still a surprise to learn that there was [an] opportunity of this happening."

Leclerc's partnership with Carlos Sainz, which commenced in 2021, is set to conclude as Hamilton steps into the Ferrari fold. Despite the impending change, Leclerc expressed gratitude for his time with Sainz, emphasizing their strong bond both on and off the track.

Looking ahead, Leclerc anticipates the challenge of competing alongside Hamilton, a driver renowned for his unparalleled success in F1 history. "Then Lewis will be joining the team, which is an amazing challenge for me, because he's the most successful driver in F1 history," Leclerc acknowledged.

As the F1 season progresses, all eyes are now on the upcoming Japan Grand Prix, scheduled for the weekend of April 5-7. Set to be the fourth race of the season, the event promises thrilling competition as Leclerc, Hamilton, and the rest of the grid vie for supremacy on the Suzuka International Racing Course.

With anticipation building and expectations soaring, the partnership between Leclerc and Hamilton signals a new era in Formula 1, one brimming with excitement and possibilities.

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