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Karun Chandhok says Ferrari may have ruined their chances of signing Lewis Hamilton from Mercedes after they extended to deal with Charles Leclerc to 2024.
Chandhok can’t see such a move happening now Ferrari have put all their attention on making Leclerc their No 1 driver.
“I don’t think that he’ll go to Ferrari now that Leclerc is signed to 2024,” said Chandhok at the Autosport International show.
“I don’t think that Ferrari will pitch Lewis against Leclerc. I can’t see it happening. Look, Formula One is a funny business and stranger things have happened, but by making that announcement, they’ve committed to Leclerc as being their future.
“Why would they want a controversial season with two number one drivers? Now it’s just a question of Lewis staying at Mercedes.
“He’s had a lot of success at Mercedes, he’s very happy at Mercedes and, as much as for all of us watching, it would be a box office hit to see Leclerc and Lewis in the same team. I’d also like to see Max [Verstappen] and Lewis in the same team but we can’t all get what we want.”