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Leclerc's big new F1 deal to keep him ‘quiet' – Villeneuve

Feb.21 Ferrari gave Charles Leclerc a long and lucrative new contract to keep him 'quiet' for the bombshell news of Lewis Hamilton's 2025 arrival at Ferrari. That is the view of Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 world champion and son of iconic Ferrari driver Gilles, who thinks the odd nature of the way the team timed and announced Leclerc's new contract is now completely clear. 'Lewis Hamilton is the most successful driver in history,' Villeneuve told La Gazzetta dello Sport, 'so before inviting him, the team signed a multi-year contract with Charles Leclerc to keep him quiet. 'Now we fully understand the reasons, and it was a good move,' he added. Indeed, it is unusual for the...
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