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Monégasque, Monacan
16 October 1997 (22)
Tony Rolt (16 October 1918)
Peter Ashdown (16 October 1934)

statistics

2 (5%)
9 (22.5%)
7 (17.5%)
0 (0%)
1st
2
40
40
288 (7.2 points per race avg)
2094
246 ) (11.7%)
4 (10%)
8 (20%)
2018 Australian Grand Prix
2019 United States 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

teams & teammates

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

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Leclerc had suffered an oil leak during third practice at the preceding United States Grand Prix, which forced him to revert to an older specification of the engine for the rest of the weekend.<br>This left him “slightly down” on power en route to a distant fourth place in the race.<br>Ferrari theoretically had the option of fixing and re-fitting Leclerc’s oil leak-stricken power unit, but ...

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The Brazilian, who took 11 victories for Ferrari during an eight-year stint at Maranello, says that he has been hugely impressed with the way that Leclerc has settled in there.<br>And he thinks the qualities that the Monegasque driver have shown in only his second season of F1 point to him having what it takes to win the world title soon.<br>“He's a very talented guy, but the thing that strikes ...

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Verstappen told Dutch TV channel Ziggo Sport after the United States Grand Prix that Ferrari’s lacklustre performance at Austin could be explained by a technical directive that effectively outlawed a clever way of increasing fuel flow.<br>Asked about what happened to Ferrari, Verstappen said: “That’s what happens when you stop cheating, of course. But yeah, they had a good look at it. So now ...

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Red Bull driver Verstappen bested Sebastian Vettel by 0.218s in Saturday's FP3 session, but Vettel ended up the only Ferrari driver to set a laptime.<br>Twenty minutes into the session his teammate Leclerc seemed to lose power towards the end of the lap and pulled over on the run-off before the penultimate corner.<br>Ferrari revealed after the session that an oil leak had caused the stoppage and ...

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Ferrari driver Leclerc was quickest in the early running - which was interrupted by a red flag caused by Romain Grosjean crashing his Haas after losing it in Turn 5 and nosing into the barrier - with a time of 1m34.434s using medium Pirellis.<br>That put Leclerc 0.158s quicker than Hamilton, who used the hard compound to set his time.<br>But Hamilton hit back once the drivers started to switch on ...

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Leclerc reported a suspected engine problem early in FP1 at the Circuit of the Americas, which Ferrari said it was looking into and then clarified was an issue with the throttle pedal.<br>Several drivers complained about how bumpy the Austin circuit has become, and teams are now wary of it causing more trouble over the course of the weekend – with Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto claiming ...

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Leclerc qualified second for the Mexican race but was promoted to pole following a three-place penalty for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.<br>Ferrari discovered a potential issue after qualifying and this morning Leclerc’s car was on the stands in the garage while checks were carried out on “some hydraulic parts of the gearbox” under supervision from the FIA.<br>No penalty-inducing changes were ...

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Leclerc will start from his seventh pole position of the season, but rued a setup change ahead of his second run in Q3 that cost him time in the final sector. Regardless of the move, Leclerc didn’t think he could’ve beaten Verstappen – before the Red Bull driver was stripped of pole position anyway.<br>“We went a bit too far with the setup and it created quite a bit of oversteer in the ...

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In his first season with Scuderia Ferrari, Charles Leclerc has proved himself every bit the exciting young superstar on the rise, with back-to-back wins in Spa and then in front of the Tifosi in Monza.<br>But a chance to celebrate from the top of the podium, an experience Charles himself calls ‘crazy’, does not come from nowhere.<br>“In the hard moments, it’s always very difficult, because ...

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Leclerc edged teammate Sebastian Vettel by 0.027s as Valtteri Bottas lapped just over a tenth of a second off the pace in the lead Mercedes.<br>The session started with a wet track after more overnight rain, and the few cars completing laps did so on intermediate tyres.<br>There was further disruption at Ferrari, Toro Rosso and Renault, as Vettel suffered sensor issues, Pierre Gasly sat out the ...

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Heavy rain on Thursday evening led to a damp Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit at the start of FP1, with initial installation laps completed on intermediate tyres.<br>The low-grip surface plagued several drivers but already in the first half of the 90-minute session there were hints of a close three-way fight in Mexico.<br>Leclerc set the pace initially on a 1m18.949s, with Hamilton and Red ...

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Ferrari driver Leclerc was overtaken by Verstappen at the start in Japan and Leclerc ran wide into Turn 2 as he fought back and hit the Red Bull, wrecking both drivers' races.<br>Ahead of this weekend's Mexican Grand Prix, Leclerc, who finished sixth while teammate Sebastian Vettel was second, said he needed to be more cautious in future.<br>"I think in the first corner it was probably useless to ...

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On the back of Ferrari's current power advantage in Formula 1, Motorsport.com revealed that a number of its rivals had written to the FIA seeking clarification about the legality of some of the concepts behind its power unit.<br>It is understood that these related to its oil intercooler and its energy recovery system, which rivals believe are key to the gains Ferrari has made this ...

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Sainz qualified seventh and took advantage of Leclerc’s clash with Max Verstappen to run as high as fourth early on and eventually match his best result of the season.<br>Leclerc had to recover through the field after damaging his front wing hitting Verstappen on the opening lap, but was unable to get within five seconds of Sainz in the second half of the race and eventually aborted his long ...

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Leclerc had a slow start from second on the grid and was passed by Verstappen on the outside into Turn 1, then misjudged his speed into Turn 2 and ran wide into the Red Bull.<br>The clash forced Verstappen off-track and damage forced him to retire early in the race, while Leclerc eventually pit for a new front wing and recovered to sixth before penalties for the contact and staying out too long ...

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Verstappen had passed Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton on the run to the first corner and kept to the outside as the track tightened into Turn 2, but Leclerc ran wide and his Ferrari clattered into the Red Bull.<br>Verstappen was shoved onto the grass and had a half-spin before rejoining in 18th, but retired on lap 15 after making little progress.<br>"It was a huge amount of damage to the floor," Red ...

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Leclerc broke the left front endplate of his car in a second-corner clash with Max Verstappen at Suzuka, and the part dragged along the ground for much of the opening lap.<br>F1 race director Michael Masi had safety concerns about the part breaking off and, during communication with the team, he was advised that Leclerc would be pitted at the end of the second lap.<br>But, with Leclerc not losing ...

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Leclerc had started the race from second on the grid but got a poor getaway, while Verstappen was able to sweep his Red Bull past the fourth-starting Lewis Hamilton to gain an advantage heading into Turn 2.<br>But the Ferrari driver ran deep into the corner before going wide, then colliding with Verstappen and forcing him off the track.<br>The stewards initially deemed the collision a racing ...

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Sochi poleman Leclerc gave Vettel a tow at the start of the race and did not defend into the second corner, allowing Vettel to pass the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and rise from third to first.<br>That meant Ferrari’s plan to hold the first two positions after the first lap succeeded, but Vettel was supposed to let Leclerc back ahead and then ignored a specific in-race instruction to do ...

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In his first year at Ferrari, Leclerc has taken five pole positions to Vettel's one, and he currently leads the four-time world champion by 215 points to 194.<br>Vettel was partnered with Nick Heidfeld on his debut with BMW Sauber, and his subsequent teammates in F1 were Sebastien Bourdais and Vitantonio Liuzzi at Toro Rosso, Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull, and Kimi Raikkonen and ...

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Ferrari's mid-season resurgence has allowed Leclerc to go into the Japanese GP weekend on a streak of four pole positions, which has covered both high- and low-downforce venues.<br>But despite a late improvement in FP2 Leclerc was only fourth at the end of Friday running, trailing the pace-setting Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas by 0.356s.<br>"I think we made the most out of our day, which was the ...

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Vettel had begun the season as the Italian team's "priority" driver, but a string of qualifying defeats to Leclerc and the Monegasque's back-to-back wins in Belgium and Italy have put paid to that perception.<br>Last time out at Russia, the German was ordered to let Leclerc by as per a pre-race start agreement, and was shuffled behind his teammate through strategy after he failed to acquiesce to ...

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With the fight for wins between the pair having caused some tensions over the last three grands prix, there have been concerns that the rivalry risks boiling over into trouble on track.<br>Last week, F1 managing director of motorsport Ross Brawn reckoned that Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto faced a "potentially explosive" situation between his two drivers.<br>But in an exclusive interview with ...

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After the final safety car in Sochi Ferrari put Leclerc onto fresh soft tyres – as already used by both Mercedes drivers – in the expectation that he could get past Bottas and then potentially attack leader Lewis Hamilton.<br>However despite the superior straightline speed of the Ferrari Leclerc was not able to get past, thanks to the "perfect job" of defending that Bottas was able to do over ...

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Poleman Leclerc gave third-place starter Vettel a tow on the run to Turn 2 at the start and did not defend from his teammate as Vettel moved into the lead.<br>That was part of a pre-race agreement within the team but Vettel appeared to fail to complete his part of the deal by ignoring a team order to let Leclerc back ahead early on.<br>Ex-Ferrari technical chief Brawn, who is now motorsport ...

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