Charles Leclerc admits he would be happy to spend the rest of his Formula 1 career with Ferrari.
The Monegasque signed a five-year contract - an unusually long deal by F1 standards - with the team in 2019, meaning that he will continue to race for them until at least 2024. Leclerc joined the Scuderia after only one year at Sauber, and it is feasible that he might never switch teams again.
"Of course I would be, yeah," Leclerc told the Beyond The Grid podcast when asked if he would be happy to remain at Ferrari for the rest of his time in Formula 1.
"But I would be even more happy if we get back to winning, because that's what matters and I know that this is what matters also for the whole team.
"We are pushing like crazy to try and come back at winning because this is what this team is used to do[ing]."
Leclerc's five-year deal was signed just before the team endured one of the most difficult years in their history in 2020. Despite this, the 23-year-old never saw this long-term commitment as a risk.
"Well, I've signed with Ferrari so I don't call that a risk," Leclerc said. "For me, it was an incredible opportunity.
"The first time I knew I was going to be a Ferrari driver, I could not believe it, and it's a dream for me. For me, it was not a risk. I was signing for five years for the team I've always been dreaming of.
"Yeah, surely of course we are going through more difficult moments, but that only motivates me to push even more the team, to try and bring it back to where it belongs."
Ferrari have showed signs of improvement in 2021 following their difficulties last year, and Leclerc currently sits in sixth place in the Drivers' Standings with 62 points, just two ahead of teammate Carlos Sainz.
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