Charles Leclerc has given a timeline for when he expects to open talks with Ferrari over a new Formula 1 contract.
After impressing in his first season with the team in 2019, Leclerc was handed a five-year deal which is set to expire at the end of the 2024 season.
There have been claims that Leclerc could look to leave Maranello following the failures to sustain a challenge for the World Championship, but the Monegasque has remained consistent in that he wants to stay with Ferrari, with contract talks soon.
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Leclerc's contract talks
"On my side, we are in quite a difficult situation [with the car] at the moment, and the priority is to first focus on the job we've got to do with the car because we are quite far off Red Bull," Leclerc told media including RacingNews365.
"But then I am sure that at the end of the season, we will start the talks.
"I've made it clear quite a few times what my intentions are for the future, my dream has always been of being a Ferrari driver.
"I would love to be winning a World Championship with them, and I am not too worried about when the discussions will start.
"I've still got a year-and-a-half left on my contract now, so I am not in a rush."