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Monégasque, Monacan
16 October 1997 (21)
Tony Rolt (16 October 1918)
Peter Ashdown (16 October 1934)

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5th (2019 Australian Grand Prix)
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2018 Australian Grand Prix
2019 Australian Grand Prix

about Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc (French pronunciation: ?[?a?l l?kl??]; born 16 October 1997) is a Monégasque racing driver, currently driving for Sauber in the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship. A member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, he won the GP3 Series championship in 2016 and the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017.


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2018, 2019,

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teams & teammates

season teammate
2018 Marcus Ericsson
Sauber compare 2018
2019 Sebastian Vettel
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Leclerc was signed to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari after just one year in F1 with Sauber.<br>He finished fifth, just behind four-time world champion teammate Sebastian Vettel after being denied a chance to attack him late on, in his debut in last weekend's Australian Grand Prix.<br>Asked by Motorsport.com to appraise Leclerc's first weekend for Ferrari, Binotto said: "I'm happy, I'm happy the ...

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Leclerc, making his Ferrari debut, caught his four-time world champion teammate in the closing stages of the grand prix.<br>He asked if he should stay behind Vettel, who was on older tyres, and was told "yes, and back off to have some margin".<br>Explaining why Vettel was struggling so much compared to Leclerc, Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto said: "When Seb pitted, put the medium tyres on ...

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The Monegasque driver was quicker than teammate Sebastian Vettel in both Q1 and Q2, but ended up fifth on the grid behind the two Mercedes cars, Vettel and Red Bull's Max Verstappen.<br>Leclerc, who had been quickest of all in the first qualifying segment, took the blame for the disappointing showing.<br>"Very disappointed with myself," said Leclerc. "I was not here when I had to in Q3. It's all ...

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Leclerc has been promoted to Ferrari after one season with Sauber but his team principal Mattia Binotto has made it clear that Vettel will be prioritised early in the season if the situation requires it.<br>Ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix Leclerc reiterated that he "completely" understood Binotto's position.<br>"In any team there needs to be a number one and a number two in a ...

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Leclerc, replacing Kimi Raikkonen at the Maranello team after just one season at Sauber, has been tipped to be one of the stars in 2019 following an impressive debut campaign in 2018.<br>Leclerc topped two days of pre-season testing and finished just 0.010s off his teammate's best time.<br>Brawn reckons Leclerc could "unsettle" Vettel, but he feels the Frenchman will not be able to establish ...

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Leclerc has replaced Kimi Raikkonen alongside Vettel at Ferrari in the off-season, and Binotto confirmed during the launch of Ferrari's new SF90 challenger that the team would prioritise the four-time champion over Leclerc should “particular situations” arise.<br>This was interpreted by some as an admission that the 21-year-old Monegasque would be relegated to a support role in his debut ...

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Leclerc clocked a 1m16.231s on the softest C5 compound on Thursday, and his effort stands six tenths clear of what anyone else has managed in testing in 2019 so far.<br>Gasly recorded a 1m17.091s on C4s for fourth-quickest on the day before his programme was ended early by a big crash at Turn 9.<br>Asked after the session whether he could've matched Leclerc's lap, which is only a half a tenth down ...

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Ferrari driver Leclerc set the fastest time of the testing fortnight so far on Thursday morning, with his 1m16.231s effort on Pirelli's softest C5 tyre more than half a second faster than the next-best time.<br>That lap was also a mere six tenths shy of Lewis Hamilton's 2018 Spanish Grand Prix pole time.<br>Leclerc stopped with 20 minutes of the session to go but before that had added 82 laps to ...

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Leclerc's best lap of 1m16.231s on the softest C5 compound proved that F1's 2019 cars are quicker than last year's.<br>The lap was nearly one second faster than Sebastian Vettel's best effort from last year, when he set the best overall time of 1m17.182s.<br>But despite confirming Ferrari's place as the pre-season favourite, Leclerc said that he felt there was even more performance that could be ...

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Leclerc had already raised eyebrows before setting the fastest time when he shot to third with an impressive-looking lap on the harder C2 compound while his rivals ran the red-walled C4 and C5 tyres.<br>His 1m17.253s effort was good enough for third at the time, before he used the C4 tyre to lap in 1m16.949 and go second.<br>Leclerc then moved to the top spot with a 1m16.658s effort on the C5 ...

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The highly-rated youngster has been signed by Ferrari after just one season in F1 with Sauber and Vettel has said he expects to be pressured by the Monegasque.<br>New Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has said Vettel may be prioritised while Leclerc settles in, but  added he hopes to have the “problem” of managing two top-line drivers. <br>Asked by Motorsport.com if he accepts he will ...

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Mercedes and Red Bull did not threaten the top of the leaderboard across the first three days of the first test, although Mercedes increased its performance on Thursday.<br>Leclerc helped Ferrari top the first two days of the test but, after lapping slightly slower than Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas on the final day, he believes its rivals are still holding back.<br>"The ...

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Leclerc has been promoted to Ferrari, where he will partner Sebastian Vettel, after just one year in F1 with the Sauber team.<br>He has been widely tipped to challenge Vettel more regularly in his first season than his predecessor Kimi Raikkonen did, although Ferrari is likely to prioritise Vettel while Leclerc gets up to speed.<br>Asked if Leclerc can be as strong as Vettel or a championship ...

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Ferrari's successful preseason testing period showed no signs of ending after a fine display from their newcomer, who finished the day three tenths of a second ahead of McLaren's Lando Norris, another standout performer.<br>Setting his best lap on the C3 compound, the middle of Pirelli's five-tyre testing range, in the morning, his effort of 1m18.247s would be largely unchallenged as he spent most ...

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Though Leclerc had previously tested for Ferrari during his time on its driver development scheme and post-season at Abu Dhabi last year – as well as having two laps in 2019's SF90 on Sunday as part of a 'filming day' shakedown – Tuesday was the fully-fledged start of his maiden season in the team's race line-up.<br>He picked up where new team-mate Sebastian Vettel had left off on Monday, by ...

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Leclerc, replacing Kimi Raikkonen in the Italian team for 2019, set the fastest time of the day in the morning session, logging a 1m18.247s on the C3 tyre.<br>His time was narrowly slower than his teammate Sebastian Vettel’s opening-day benchmark, also set on C3s.<br>While Leclerc’s first day in the 2019 Ferrari was a success as he completed 157 laps, Gasly had a nightmare end to his debut as ...

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Leclerc picked up where teammate Sebastian Vettel left off on day one, moving to the top of the order just after the first hour was up on a cool morning in Spain.<br>From there, he gradually improved his times, eventually setting a 1m18.247s on the yellow-marked C3 tyres just before 11.30 local time.<br>Ferrari's new signing went back out on the same tyre compound several times again before lunch ...

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New Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto, who landed the top job after Maurizio Arrivabene was dropped, suggested last week that Vettel may be prioritised over Charles Leclerc if the situation calls for it.<br>"I think it's normal, especially early in the season, that if there are particular situations our priority will be Sebastian," Binotto said at the launch of Ferrari's 2019 car.<br>Wolff has no ...

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The Scuderia has historically not shied away from team orders, and Vettel, who spearheaded its ultimately unsuccessful title challenges in the past two years, has often enjoyed preferential treatment over his now-former teammate Kimi Raikkonen when it came to strategy.<br>But the Italian team was criticised for its application of the policy last year, as it frustrated Raikkonen with overly vague ...

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The Finn has effectively swapped places with Leclerc this year, after signing a multi-year deal to race at the Sauber team that has since been rebranded as Alfa Romeo.<br>Speaking to Motorsport.com, Raikkonen said that life as a Ferrari driver is much easier if you do not get involved in some of the aspects at Maranello.<br>“He [Leclerc] knows the team, because he's been with Ferrari for quite a ...

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Horner oversaw Vettel's four championship-winning seasons at Red Bull, but also his final campaign at the team, in which he was roundly outperformed by newcomer Daniel Ricciardo.<br>While he is yet to win a title for Ferrari, Vettel has had the better of teammate Kimi Raikkonen in his three years at the Scuderia so far, and Horner believes the Finn's replacement Leclerc is likely to make the ...

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Leclerc has replaced Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari for the 2019 campaign after just one year with Sauber, while Vettel is preparing to bounce back from a mixed 2018 in which he fought for the title but made several high-profile errors.<br>Button has joined Sky Sports F1 as a full-time pundit for this season and, speaking at a day of promotional filming for the channel, the 2009 world champion compared ...

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Sauber developed from a back-of-the-grid rival of Williams in the early races to being a regular top-10 qualifier and point-scorer by the end of the season.<br>Leclerc's own qualifying improvements meant he, and not his more experienced teammate Marcus Ericsson, led that charge.<br>Examining Leclerc's qualifying performance in greater detail showcases impressive raw numbers on the surface, but ...

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Leclerc's efforts this year paved the way for an immediate graduation to Ferrari and opened the door for Giovinazzi to move into a full-time drive at Sauber.<br>Giovinazzi made two starts for Sauber at the start of 2017, replacing the injured Pascal Wehrlein, and has since worked a test and development driver for the Swiss team and Ferrari.<br>The 2016 GP2 Series runner-up will partner 2007 world ...

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Leclerc has landed a dream graduation to the famous Italian team after just one season at Sauber.<br>The 21-year-old stepped up to F1 with back-to-back titles in GP3 and Formula 2, and ex-Ferrari driver Barrichello reckons mentality will be key to Leclerc's next step.<br>"I'm super excited for him," Barrichello told Motorsport.com. "He's one of those young guys who really made his way through ...

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