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Charles Leclerc

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

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1 (3.8%)
1 (2019 Bahrain International Circuit) (3.8%)
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3rd (2019 Bahrain Grand Prix)
2
26
26
96 (3.7 points per race avg)
1346
60 ) (4.5%)
2 (7.7%)
6 (23.1%)
2018 Australian Grand Prix
2019 Spanish 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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seasons

2018, 2019,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

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pole positions

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1 2019 Bahrain International Circuit round 2 Ferrari

teams & teammates

season teammate
2018 Marcus Ericsson
Sauber compare 2018
2019 Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari compare 2019

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A trip over the kerbs at the fast Campsa right-hander in Q2 sent debris flying from Leclerc's car, and Ferrari made multiple attempts to get it fully fixed as qualifying went on.<br>Leclerc could only qualify fifth behind Max Verstappen's Red Bull, and admitted his Ferrari was never quite right after his incident.<br>"I don't really understand how I could lose that much of the car on the kerb," he ...

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Mercedes driver Hamilton enjoyed a commanding advantage over the chasing Ferraris in FP3, which ended under red flags when Russell lost the rear of his Williams at Turn 4 and ended up in the wall backwards after travelling through the gravel.<br>That stopped three drivers – Red Bull's Pierre Gasly, Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg and McLaren's Lando Norris – completing a final new-tyre run and ...

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Former world champion Villeneuve stresses that Leclerc was ready to graduate for a top team after his single season with Sauber, but says that his presence has unbalanced Ferrari and unsettled Vettel.<br>"If you listen to any fan or go on the forums, even the qualifying accident [in Baku], Leclerc doesn't get criticised," Villeneuve told Motorsport.com, referring to the Monegasque's crash during ...

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After crashing in qualifying, Leclerc charged from ninth place on the fresh set of mediums in the opening stages, snatching fourth from Max Verstappen on the ninth lap and assuming the lead once the three cars ahead pitted.<br>His pace advantage didn't hold up and, once he traded his mediums for a new set of softs with 16 laps to go, he emerged from the pits almost half a minute down on the ...

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The Finn lapped 0.059s faster than teammate Lewis Hamilton, who was in the tow behind him, on the final runs in Q3 to grab top spot, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel three tenths down in third place.<br>Red Bull driver Max Verstappen only had one run in Q3 and ended up fourth, almost three tenths behind Vettel and well clear of fifth fastest Sergio Perez.<br>Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat ended up sixth ...

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The Ferrari driver had been one of the favourites for pole position at Baku, but it all went wrong in Q2 when he locked up under braking for the tight Turn 8 corner and ran into the barriers.<br>The impact was enough to put him out of qualifying and leave him provisionally ninth on the grid on a day when he had been gunning for the top spot.<br>Speaking to Sky, Leclerc said he was kicking himself ...

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Leclerc was quickest in Friday practice and reinforced his early control of the Baku weekend in emphatic fashion in FP3, which he led for the majority and eventually topped ahead of teammate Sebastian Vettel.<br>The 21-year-old, seeking his first F1 win, set a 1m41.604s that briefly put him 1.2s faster than anyone near the end of the session.<br>Vettel lapped 0.198s slower than his young teammate ...

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Leclerc traded fastest times with teammate Sebastian Vettel during their qualifying simulation runs, with the soft Pirellis able to deliver three push laps.<br>Leclerc put in a best lap of 1m42.872s, which put him 0.324s ahead of Vettel – and 0.669s quicker than third fastest Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes.<br>With teams eager to make up for lost time after most of FP1 was abandoned after Williams ...

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When Hamilton partnered two-time world champion Fernando Alonso in his rookie F1 season, his competitiveness sparked major conflict at McLaren and caused Alonso to leave the team after only one year.<br>The frustration was kickstarted by a team order that denied Hamilton the chance to win the Monaco Grand Prix at the first attempt (podium pictured top).<br>Leclerc is in his first season racing for ...

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Leclerc passed Vettel at the start but appeared to be struggling slightly more with his tyres than his four-time world champion teammate, who he was eventually told to let past and did so at the start of lap 11.<br>It was the third time in three races that Ferrari has issued an instruction to Leclerc, having confirmed Leclerc needed to stay behind Vettel at the end of the season-opening Australian ...

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Leclerc was told to let teammate Sebastian Vettel past on lap 11 of the race, having got ahead of the four-time world champion at the start.<br>It was the third time in three races a team order has been issued to Leclerc.<br>He asked if he could attack Vettel late on in Australia and was told to hold position, and then ignored a command to stay behind Vettel in Bahrain, where he passed Vettel for ...

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Leclerc ran third in the opening stages of the race but was told to let Vettel through early on and then dropped behind Max Verstappen when the Red Bull pitted earlier.<br>He ran behind Verstappen throughout the second stint, which Ferrari extended so much that by the time he stopped for fresh tyres he was too far behind Verstappen to try to fight back at the end.<br>Speaking to Sky Sports F1 ...

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Following Leclerc's failure, which cost him victory at Sakhir, both Ferraris and both Haas entries were fitted with a new specification control electronics unit offered by Ferrari for China.<br>However, due to time constraints in adapting the cars to a different installation, Alfa Romeo chose not to take the new units for China.<br>Giovinazzi lost a cylinder at the start of his first flying lap in ...

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Fresh off his stellar performance in Bahrain, Leclerc trailed Vettel in all three practice sessions before qualifying fourth on the grid, 0.017s back from his German teammate.<br>The Ferrari newcomer was audibly disheartened after crossing the start-finish line on his decisive lap in Q3, raising his voice on the team radio and repeatedly calling himself “f***ing stupid”.<br>Speaking after the ...

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Speaking at a PR event organised by Shell in the build-up to the Chinese GP, Leclerc was optimistic about Ferrari’s form at a track which features one of the longest straights on the F1 calendar, measuring 1.1km.<br>“Hopefully we will continue our competitiveness from Bahrain. After the analysis from that race we were very quick on the straights and we want to maintain that advantage,” said ...

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Red Bull's lead driver Max Verstappen had outpaced the struggling Ferraris in Melbourne, but was well off the pace in Bahrain.<br>But despite the new RB15 chassis' patchy form, as well as the two long straights in Shanghai that could expose its new engine partner Honda's remaining deficit to the benchmark power units, Verstappen ended Friday practice in China a strong third, just 0.221s off the ...

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Leclerc was on course for his first F1 win on his second start for Ferrari but one of his engine’s cylinders stopped working in the closing stages of the race and he dropped to third.<br>After inspecting the engine in Maranello, Ferrari determined that the problem was caused by a short circuit within an injection system control unit. It said that the issue “had never been seen before on the ...

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Having established clear superiority in straightline speed at the preceding race in Bahrain, Ferrari was expected to build on that advantage on the long straights of the Shanghai International Circuit. And it proceeded to do so as Vettel surged ahead while running a harder compound of tyre than Hamilton, who closed out the session fractionally faster than Vettel’s teammate Charles ...

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Leclerc had slipped behind Vettel and the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas at the start, but swiftly cleared the latter and was soon all over Vettel, who had been struggling with this car.<br>The Monegasque informed his team that he was quicker and soon went around the outside of his teammate at Turn 1 despite having received the instruction to "stay there for two laps" a few corners prior.<br>Quizzed ...

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Leclerc had looked on course to take his maiden Formula 1 victory, but slowed with just more than 10 laps to go as his engine dropped a cylinder.<br>The lack of power allowed Lewis Hamilton to overtake Leclerc and go on to take the win, with Valtteri Bottas also getting past to take second.<br>Ferrari flew the power unit back to its Maranello base for a thorough inspection and have discovered that ...

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As a remarkably composed Leclerc carried himself through his first F1 post-race podium routine minutes after his maiden grand prix win was taken away in cruel fashion, the TV feed made several pointed cuts towards several members of his Ferrari crew. Obviously distraught, they nonetheless could be seen seemingly hanging on to every word of his surprisingly positive parc ferme interview, and ...

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The Monegasque driver had looked on course for a brilliant victory before a dropped cylinder cost him power in the closing stages and he slipped back to third.<br>But although disappointed by the outcome, he says that Ferrari has no reason to be ashamed of what it managed to do over the weekend – and he has complete faith it will get to the bottom of the engine fault.<br>"It has been an ...

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For our latest video analysis, Jake Boxall-Legge and Stuart Codling join Glenn Freeman to explain the effects of the cylinder issue that hit Leclerc and how Ferrari was able to manage it to the finish.<br>They also consider the wider story of the impact Leclerc has made at Ferrari already and the fluctuating battle between the Italian team and arch-rival Mercedes.<br><br>More Ferrari ...

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A first Formula One podium has rarely been met with such collective disappointment but, for Leclerc, it was a mere consolation prize for what should have been a dream maiden Formula One win.<br>The power unit problems which struck the Ferrari SF90 in the closing stages of the race were enough to allow Mercedes a golden chance to pinch an unlikely one-two victory, with Lewis Hamilton leading ...

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Leclerc looked set to take a brilliant win in the Bahrain Grand Prix but his hopes evaporated just over 10 laps from home when he lost power and was reeled in and ultimately passed by Lewis Hamilton.<br>Although radio messages that were played on television suggested he had lost his MGU-H recovery system, Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has clarified that the issue was solely related to the ...

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