The scenario has changed drastically. The Monegasque war was left “stunned and disappointed” with Ferrari’s decision, as reported by the highly reliable “Corriere dello Sport”. Leclerc had recently renewed his contract for multiple years, which, according to prior speculations, was set to bring him a substantial annual income. For instance, his earnings in 2024 alone would be $6 million more than the previous year. Despite the promising financial prospects, the Italian press reveals that the 26-year-old driver was oblivious to Hamilton’s imminent arrival when he signed the contract.
Media reports suggest that Leclerc was informed about Hamilton’s multi-million dollar transfer to his team very late. The British driver is expected to earn a whopping $100 million annually.