Charles Leclerc would be happy to have Lewis Hamilton as his Ferrari team-mate, saying in F1 you always want to “fight against the best”.

Hamilton is rumoured to be considering a move to Ferrari in 2021.

The British racer refused to deny reports that he met with Ferrari president John Elkann twice this season.

Hamilton insists he is in no rush to decide his 2021 team with Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Woff “75 percent” confident of retaining the Brit’s services.

Leclerc, though, says should Hamilton opt to switch allegiances, he’d be happy to have him as his team-mate.

“Of course,” he said when asked if he’d welcome Hamilton as his team-mate.

“At the end, we are in Formula One and we want to fight against the best.

“I’ve had a big opportunity this year to have Seb next to me who is a four time World Champion and I’ve learned a lot from him.

“You can always learn from this type of champion so yeah, of course.”

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