Charles Leclerc teases Lewis Hamilton musical collaboration

Leclerc's announcement coincided precisely with Hamilton's confirmation, two weeks prior, of his departure from Mercedes at the end of 2024.

Charles Leclerc has pledged to approach Lewis Hamilton about a potential musical collaboration when they become teammates at Ferrari in F1 2025.

An enthusiastic pianist, Leclerc surprised the F1 world earlier this month with the release of an EP in partnership with French artist Sofiane Pamart.

Leclerc’s announcement coincided precisely with Hamilton’s confirmation, two weeks prior, of his departure from Mercedes at the end of 2024.

Hamilton had sealed a multi-year deal to join Ferrari.

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Given Hamilton’s known interest in music alongside his racing pursuits, Leclerc was questioned by F1 TV regarding the possibility of joining forces with the seven-time World Champion beyond the racetrack in the forthcoming year.

The 26-year-old left the door open for a potential collaboration with his teammate in 2025, stating, “I’m not sure, to be honest.

I don’t know. I haven’t discussed music much with Lewis yet. We talked about it last year, and he mentioned his love for music.”

Leclerc expressed his intention to engage with Hamilton regarding a potential musical project in the upcoming year.

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Reflecting on his recent musical venture with Pamart, Leclerc described the experience as enriching, having initially planned for just one song but ending up producing four.

He highlighted the creative freedom he enjoyed, particularly benefiting from Pamart’s piano expertise.

The Ferrari driver emphasised the significance of such creative pursuits in providing a necessary break from the intensity of racing.

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Should Hamilton venture into music, he would follow in the footsteps of Jacques Villeneuve, who in 2007 released the bilingual acoustic-rock album “Private Paradise.”

The record, featuring a tribute to his late father, Gilles Villeneuve, debuted at number 48 in the Quebec pop charts.

Gilles Villeneuve, a former Ferrari driver, tragically lost his life in a crash at Zolder in 1982.