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

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39 (1.9 points per race avg)
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2018 Australian Grand Prix
2018 Abu Dhabi 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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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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Leclerc, F1's star rookie of 2018, will replace Raikkonen alongside Sebastian Vettel next season and has been tipped to fight for the title in his first year with the famous Italian team.<br>Brawn, who was a vital part of Ferrari's success with Michael Schumacher in his spell at the team from 1997 to 2006, believes Vettel will get a sterner challenge from his new teammate.<br>"I don't imagine ...

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Although the Monegasque driver impressed enough during his rookie campaign for Sauber to earn a seat at Ferrari for 2019, he has confessed to finding the step up to F1 tough to begin with.<br>“At the beginning it’s first of all quite intimidating to speak to so many people,” he explained.<br>”Everything you are going to say is going to be analyzed, not only by your engineer, but by so many ...

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After an impressive rookie campaign for Sauber, Ferrari saw enough promise from the Monegasque to be convinced it should take him over Kimi Raikkonen for 2019. Although Leclerc will face increased pressure and scrutiny as he goes up against Sebastian Vettel, he insists he is not worried about it and instead has set clear targets for the campaign ahead. Speaking at Autosprint’s Caschi d'Oro ...

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Vettel’s four seasons at Ferrari have been spent alongside Kimi Raikkonen, with whom the four-time world champion developed a strong relationship off-track. The arrival of Leclerc next season, after just one year in F1 at Sauber, will present a different dynamic and the 21-year-old has been tipped to challenge Vettel immediately after four years of the German enjoying a relatively comfortable ...

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The official investigation into the Leclerc accident, which was caused when Fernando Alonso was tipped over the top of the Sauber by a late-braking Nico Hulkenberg at the first corner, has concluded the crucial role the halo played in preventing injuries. As well as the halo standing up without damage to the 58kN strike that it took from Alonso's right-front wheel, analysis has shown that it ...

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Following weeks of analysis of video footage and data from the cars involved, the final report in to the accident has concluded that the halo did play a crucial role in saving Leclerc from injury or worse. The report by the FIA Global Institute, the findings of which are revealed here for the first time, have given the clearest indication yet of how well the halo stood up to the crash. For ...

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He makes it back-to-back victories of the award, having first won it off the back of his dominant Formula 2 success in 2017. Leclerc then had a stunning breakthrough F1 season at Sauber in 2018.  A slow start to his first year at the highest level was banished with a sixth place finish in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and he scored points a in a further nine grands prix to earn a graduation to ...

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The purpose of the test was to give the 10 teams experience of Pirelli's 2019 compounds and make comparisons to the 2018 versions. Leclerc went faster than Vettel's benchmark after just a few hours and improved early in the afternoon to end up on a 1m36.450s. That was 1.7s slower than the pole time for Sunday's Abu Dhabi GP, a 1m34.794s set by Lewis Hamilton. Pierre Gasly, driving for Red ...

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The Monegasque is preparing for his graduation to Ferrari in 2019 after ending his rookie season with Sauber in last weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Leclerc has driven for Ferrari before, including a run at Monza earlier this year, but predicted his first test as an official race driver would be an "emotional" and "special" experience. He kicked it off by setting the fastest time across the ...

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Leclerc has tested on numerous occasions for Ferrari before, including a tyre test at Paul Ricard in September, but this will be his first run in an official group test with the Scuderia since being confirmed as Kimi Raikkonen’s replacement. “It’s going to be pretty special to go for the first time as a race driver in an official test in a Ferrari,” said Leclerc. “It will be quite ...

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Leclerc will become the second-youngest driver in the Italian team's famous F1 history when he replaces 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen next season. The 21-year-old Sauber driver only made his grand prix debut this year but starring performances have helped him earn an immediate graduation to Ferrari alongside Sebastian Vettel. Asked by Motorsport.com about the importance of managing ...

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Sauber started the year fighting Williams at the back of the grid but, unlike its rival from those opening races, has progressed into a regular top-10 threat. The team has risen to eighth in the constructors' championship and is just six points behind Racing Point Force India, which has been surprised by its rival's progress. "The baseline of the car this year is good, I just think in the ...

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Sauber instructed Leclerc to return to pitlane in the dying stages of Q2 due to intensifying rainfall, yet the Ferrari-bound driver opted for one last flying lap. Facing elimination from qualifying when he began his lap, Leclerc managed to produce a 1m08.335s on used and flat-spotted supersoft rubber to lift himself into Q3, where he went on to qualify eighth – which becomes seventh due to a ...

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Ferrari protege Leclerc will graduate to the team from Sauber next year after just one season in F1. Clear has been a leading F1 engineer for more than two decades and worked closely with multiple world championship-winning drivers including Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. It has previously been suggested that Clear could focus on Leclerc next year as Ferrari rejigs its ...

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Albon is second in Formula 2 at the moment and sits between two confirmed 2019 F1 drivers in the standings, behind George Russell (Williams) and ahead of Lando Norris (McLaren). The Anglo-Thai driver signed a three-year contract with the Nissan e.dams Formula E team in the summer, but has been targeted by Red Bull to partner Daniil Kvyat in its junior team in F1 next year. Red Bull is ...

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Sauber rookie Leclerc has been a revelation in his first year in F1, netting a best result of sixth in only his fourth race and scoring 27 points. The 21-year-old has been a Ferrari protege since 2016 and, after graduating to F1 as the reigning Formula 2 champion, has earned an immediate promotion to the Maranello team. "I always wanted to go there as soon as possible," said Leclerc. "The ...

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With Ferrari having elected not to retain Kimi Raikkonen in 2019, Vettel will have a new teammate for the first time since he joined the Scuderia at the start of 2015. But while Leclerc’s natural speed is obvious, he does lack F1 experience with only this season with Sauber under his belt – and that is why Vettel thinks it would be a mistake if the pair locked horns in a fight for internal ...

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Ocon and Leclerc came up through the karting ranks together, and the Force India driver sees the promotions of the Monegasque driver from Sauber to Ferrari and Pierre Gasly from Toro Rosso to Red Bull Racing as symbolic of a changing of the guard in F1. “I think Charles will fight for the title next year, for sure,” he said. “At least it won’t be a surprise to me. “You will see ...

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The Sauber driver is still unhappy that Magnussen escaped penalty for an aggressive chop on him as they battled for position on the start-finish straight in the early stages of the Suzuka race. While the FIA explained that Magnussen escaped sanction because it felt that the Dane had moved at exactly the same time his rival went for the inside, Leclerc is not as convinced. Although Leclerc ...

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The two drivers collided on the second lap of the race when Leclerc jinked to the right down the start-finish straight and rear-ended Magnussen as the Dane moved across to defend. Magnussen picked up a left-rear puncture that caused enough damage to the car to force his eventual retirement, while Leclerc damaged his front wing. Leclerc was angry with Magnussen after the reason but asked if ... ...

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Magnussen's Haas was read-ended by the Sauber of Leclerc after the Dane suddenly moved to the right on the main straight when the Monegasque was attempting to pass at the start of the race. The incident resulted in a puncture for Magnussen, who later retired with a damaged car. The race stewards investigated the incident but concluded no driver was predominantly to blame and therefore ... ...

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Bianchi crashed into a recovery vehicle during the rain-hit 2014 Japanese GP and passed away nine months later from the injuries he suffered. Leclerc, who was mentored by Bianchi as a youngster, visited the scene of the crash for the first time on Wednesday. "It's obviously a very difficult weekend," said Leclerc. Jules has helped me massively to arrive here, more than only on the racing ... ...

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