Red Bull have asked Charles Leclerc to break Ferrari contract & replace Sergio Perez

Charles Leclerc has been linked to both Red Bull and Aston Martin over a possible switch.

With Charles Leclerc having just under 18 months left on his current Ferrari contract, the Monegasque has been linked to a move elsewhere.

Already in 2023, Leclerc has been linked with a move to Mercedes, something both the 25-year-old and Silver Arrows boss Toto Wolff denied.

However, the Ferrari driver is now reportedly on the radar of both Red Bull and Aston Martin, according to

It was reported by that Red Bull spoke to Leclerc at the end of May to “understand if there was any possibility that the paths with Ferrari could separate”.

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Moving to Red Bull could be a real possibility for Leclerc should it be something he’s interested in, given that himself and Sergio Perez are contracted until the end of 2024 at their current teams.

It means a seat would be available at the Austrians in 2025, a season which Leclerc currently needs a contract for.

Whether he’d be happy racing alongside Max Verstappen is somewhat unknown though, given that it could cause some issues. are also under the belief that Aston Martin are keen on Leclerc replacing Fernando Alonso, when the Spaniard eventually retires from F1.

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Like Leclerc, Alonso has a deal until the end of 2024; however, the two-time World Champion has expressed his intent on signing a new contract with the Silverstone-based team.

It appears that Ferrari have no intention of letting the Monegasque leave Maranello though, with a new deal for Leclerc being “at the top of” team principal Frederic Vasseur’s agenda.

Ferrari certainly need to offer the talented driver a new contract quickly despite the fact he still has over a year remaining on his current deal, if they want to avoid any speculation of Leclerc moving to a different team.

Leaving Ferrari isn’t something Leclerc is currently considering despite the reports, with the driver not even thinking about 2025 and beyond just yet.

Leclerc is “happy” at Ferrari and is convinced that they are “working in the right direction”, something which is vital should the Italians wish to keep their star driver.

“To be honest, it’s not really on my mind yet,” Leclerc said in Austria.

“When I say we slowly started talking about it, it’s just here and there, but nothing special, nothing specific.

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“I love Ferrari, so I’m happy here.

“Of course, the team and I are not happy with where we are at the moment. But I think we’re all working in the right direction.

“And I am confident that we are working in the right direction. And, again, I love Ferrari, so I’m happy here.”