Leclerc 'Going To Be Very Good Benchmark' For Hamilton Says Grosjean

by Adam OndrikSunday, 04 February 2024 at 18:00
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Former F1 driver Romain Grosjean asserted Charles Leclerc is going to be a very good benchmark for Lewis Hamilton once he joins Ferrari in 2025.
The impossible has become real, and Lewis Hamilton will be joining Scuderia Ferrari with a multi-year contract starting in 2025.
By doing so, the seven-time World Champion and the Monegasque will form possibly one of the strongest driver pairings on the grid, and maybe even in the history of F1.
Hamilton has recorded over 100 Grand Prix wins and seven titles and is arguably the most successful driver ever. Leclerc, on the other hand, has only five Grand Prix wins and zero Championships.
However, the 26-year-old is showing great promise and incredible speed and is already being marked as a championship-winning driver. Grosjean said in his recent YouTube video:

"Lewis Hamilton in Ferrari next to Charles Leclerc. That's going to be an interesting duo. I'm pretty excited to see that one."

We already can't wait to see the comparison between the 39-year-old and the current Ferrari driver. It will show just how good Leclerc is regarding qualifying and race pace.

"Lewis is not afraid of challenges. Remember when he started at McLaren [in 2007], who was his teammate? No less than Fernando Alonso. One of the most fierce, fast, and competitive teammates you can have in F1."

Both drivers are going to serve as a very good benchmark for each other. While being joined by the seven-time World Champion might not look like the ideal scenario for Leclerc in Ferrari, he reportedly welcomed this news and is looking forward to it. Grosjean added:

"So challenges, Lewis is not afraid of that; Charles Leclerc is going to be a very good benchmark for him."