Leclerc’s diplomatic answer to whether he’d welcome Hamilton as Ferrari teammate

Earlier this week, there were reports that Ferrari had approached Hamilton with a £40m offer to make a sensational switch from Mercedes and drive for the Italian team instead. The subject was a hot topic on the eve of this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, particularly with Leclerc and Hamilton finding themselves alongside each other in Thursday’s press conference. Asked what he looks for in a teammate amid speculation Hamilton could join him at Ferrari, Leclerc chuckled before looking to his right at the seven-time world champion and saying: “Hello Lewis!” Leclerc continued: “A fast teammate. We are in Formula 1 and we love to…

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