Charles Leclerc fuels flames with teammate after Hamilton embrace

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

Charles Leclerc said he would welcome six-time F1 champ Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari risking fuelling the flames with teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Leclerc finished 24 points clear of Vettel this year and appeared at odds with his teammate after the pair collided at the Brazilian Grand Prix in November.

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Now, Leclerc said he would welcome Hamilton to Ferraro amid rumours he is considering his options after the next season.

"Well, of course. At the end, we are in Formula 1 and we want to fight against the best,” he said, according to Motorsport.com.

Lewis Hamilton (pictured left), Sebastian Vettel (pictured middle) and Charles Leclerc (pictured right). (Getty Images)

"I've had a big opportunity this year to have Seb next to me who is a four-time World Champion and I've learned a lot from him.

"You can always learn from this type of champion - so yeah, of course."

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Hamilton refuses to shut down rumours

Hamilton has refused to hose down speculation linking him with Ferrari, admitting he is flattered by the Italian giant's interest.

Ferrari have ramped up their pursuit of Hamilton at the season-concluding race in Abu Dhabi by publicly wooing Britain's six-time world champion.

Italian media have reported that Hamilton, who is out of contract with Mercedes at the end of next season, has spoken on two occasions with Ferrari chairman John Elkann this year.