Charles Leclerc of Ferrari in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: AFP

Milan: Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc confirmed on Monday he has extended his contract with Ferrari until 2024.

“Extremely happy to announce that I will be staying with Scuderia Ferrari for five more years,” the 22-year-old said on Twitter.

The 22-year-old, who joined Ferrari in 2016, has impressed in his first season alongside four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.

Leclerc had seven pole positions and two wins at the Belgian and Italian Grand Prix.

“I’m so grateful to be driving for such a team,” said Leclerc.

“I’ve learnt so much during this first year with the team and it is a great starting point to build a strong relationship for the years ahead.”