Following the not unexpected news this morning that Kimi Raikkonen will leave Scuderia Ferrari at the end of the current season and return to Sauber F1, now Alfa Romeo Sauber F1. The Italian team has confirmed the arrival of its former academy driver Charles LeClerc at the team to partner current title contender Sebastian Vettel.
In a brief statement, Scuderia Ferrari confirmed on its website ‘Scuderia Ferrari announces that in the next Formula One racing season, Charles Leclerc will drive for the Team alongside Sebastian Vettel.’
Charles confirmed on his twitter account; ‘Dreams do come true… I’ll be driving for @scuderiaferrari for the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. I will be eternally grateful to @scuderiaferrari for the opportunity given. To @nicolastodt for supporting me since 2011. To my family, To a person that is not part of this world anymore but to whom I owe everything of what is happening to me, Papa. To Jules, thank you for all the things you learnt me, we will never forget you, and to all the persons that supported me and believed in me. I will work harder than ever to not disappoint you. But first, there is a season to finish with an amazing team that gave me the opportunity to fight and show my potential. Let’s go @SauberF1Team ❤️‘
Certainly the young driver is highly rated in the F1 paddock, showing lots of promise this season with Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 And fans will be excited to see how Charles performs at Ferrari.