Hamilton opens up on plans to remain in F1 ahead of 2023 season
Lewis Hamilton’s potential replacement at Mercedes has been named after the seven-time champion was linked with a move to Ferrari. Ted Kravitz has suggested Charles Leclerc is the Silver Arrows’ “insurance policy” if Hamilton walks away.
The Daily Mail have suggested Ferrari bosses are eyeing up a £40million a year to secure Hamilton’s services. Leclerc has also been tipped to join the German marque after Italian media suggested it was “an open secret” talks were ongoing.
Meanwhile, Carlos Sainz could miss this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix after picking up an injury. He sustained a right thigh issue while playing a charity football match just days before free practice.
Lewis Hamilton’s potential replacement named
Ted Kravitz has suggested Charles Leclerc could replace Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes if the Briton leaves the team.
Leclerc has previously been linked to a seat at Mercedes after reports suggested it was an “open secret” Mercedes bosses were holding talks.
He told the Sky Sports F1 podcast: “Mercedes need an insurance policy if Lewis decides to either stop or leave.
“At this moment that policy looks like Charles Leclerc while they wait for their juniors.”
However, Leclerc denied holding talks with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff when pushed on the matter in Azerbaijan.
Carlos Sainz injured ahead of Monaco GP
Ferrari star Carlos Sainz could be forced out of the Monaco Grand Prix after suffering an injury in a charity football match.
Sainz picked up a knock to his right thigh shortly after the hour mark in what could be a blow to his chances of competing this weekend.
Photos later showed the Spaniard with a bandage around his leg and a panicked look on his face.
He was one of several drivers competing in the game alongside Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly and Fernando Alonso.
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