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Charles Leclerc

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Monégasque, Monacan
16 October 1997 (23)
Tony Rolt (16 October 1918)
Peter Ashdown (16 October 1934)

statistics

2 (3.6%)
12 (21.4%)
7 (12.5%)
0 (0%)
1st
3
56
56
400 (7.1 points per race avg)
3256
246 (7.6%)
4 (7.1%)
11 (19.6%)
2018 Australian Grand Prix
2020 Turkish 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, 2020,

finishing positions

grid positions

teams & teammates

season teammate
2018 Marcus Ericsson
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2019 Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari compare 2019
2020 Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari compare 2020

news

Leclerc was on course to finish third at Istanbul Park two weeks ago entering the closing stages, but had the chance to pass Sergio Perez for second place on the final lap after the Racing Point driver made a mistake.<br>Leclerc was able to pass Perez around the outside of Turn 11, but locked up at the next corner and slid wide in the slippery conditions.<br>It not only allowed Perez to regain the ...

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Leclerc was left furious with himself after a last-lap mistake left the door open for Sergio Perez and Vettel to beat him to the podium.<br>Speaking on team radio afterwards, Leclerc claimed that he had been as "stupid" as in Baku last year when he crashed on cold tyres in qualifying.<br>“I did a shit job. I did a shit job. I did a f***ing shit job,” said Leclerc after the Istanbul race on the ...

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Drivers struggled for grip on the fresh surface throughout Friday's dry practice sessions for the Turkish GP, running laptimes well off the expected pace.<br>Subsequently rain in both qualifying and the race made for extremely difficult conditions as drivers tip-toed around.<br>Brawn reckons the conditions favoured experience, with Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez and Sebastian Vettel filling the ...

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The Monegasque driver had recovered well from an initial poor opening phase to the race to haul himself close to second place runner Racing Point's Perez in the closing stages of the race<br>Perez, who had very worn intermediate tyres by that stage, was able to hold Leclerc back until the final lap when he made a mistake at Turn 9 and ran wide – letting his Ferrari rival through.<br>But Perez ...

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The Monegasque driver and teammate Sebastian Vettel had looked on course for a decent grid slot based on the pace shown in both the dry and wet practice sessions.<br>But it all went wrong in qualifying as neither driver could get their tyres working, and Vettel ended up in P12 with Leclerc two places further back. Both will move up a position though thanks to Lando Norris’s five-place penalty ...

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The Mercedes drivers had a low-key session, finishing in third and fourth, with Valtteri Bottas ahead of Lewis Hamilton.<br>In a reverse of Friday morning's FP1 session, track temperatures at Istanbul Park decreased as the 90-minute FP2 session progressed, from 20.3-degrees to 18.5, which kept the times slow even as the drivers started to complete qualifying simulations on the softer tyres for the ...

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Leclerc says he has learned patience, improved his tyre management skills and become closer to his team having survived the “toughest moments” of a troubled year.<br>After proving himself a race winner in 2019, Leclerc has at times struggled to make it into Q3 this season after Ferrari’s form took a dive.<br>However, the Monegasque driver currently lies fifth in the world ...

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Leclerc has led Ferrari throughout the 2020 season, scoring two podium finishes and more than four times as many points as Vettel, who has not finished a race any higher than sixth.<br>Vettel himself has conceded that Leclerc is able to maximise the potential of the Ferrari SF1000 more and enjoy greater levels of confidence with the car - something four-time world champion Vettel has acknowledged ...

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While Leclerc was able to impress by qualifying and finishing fourth in the Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao, Vettel had another difficult weekend in the Ferrari SF1000 car.<br>After qualifying a lowly 15th, Vettel was able to recover to 10th in the race, but the four-time world champion has scored just two points in the last six races.<br>Some comments made by Vettel over team radio through the ...

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While Leclerc was able to grab fourth place on the grid to confirm Ferrari’s recent progress, Vettel endured difficulties switching his tyres on in Q2 and ended up in 15th spot.<br>Speaking to Sky Germany afterwards about the difference between him and Leclerc, he said that his teammate was miles away.<br>“It’s not just beating, it's like a different class,” he ...

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Introducing a series of staged updates over the last two races, Ferrari has been chasing not a dramatic step forward in pace but more an indication that it is on top of the SF1000's faults.<br>And Leclerc's form at the Nurburgring, as he managed to outqualify a Red Bull, has left the Monegasque driver convinced that Ferrari is indeed moving forward.<br>"I did not expect to be so competitive with ...

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After rain and fog prevented any running from taking place on Friday at the Nurburgring, teams were left to condense all of their programmes into the final one-hour practice session ahead of qualifying.<br>The FIA had altered its protocols to ensure the sessions could go ahead even in a repeat of Friday’s weather conditions, only for bright sunshine to greet the drivers ahead of Saturday's ...

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F2 championship leader Schumacher will drive the Alfa Romeo of fellow Ferrari Driver Academy member Antonio Giovinazzi in the Friday morning session, in what are expected to be tricky cold and wet conditions.<br>Schumacher is following in the footsteps of FDA graduate Charles Leclerc, who gained FP1 experience with Sauber in 2017 before landing a race seat with the Swiss team in 2018.<br>Given the ...

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The Canadian was on the outside line heading into Turn 4 on the opening lap, with Leclerc to his inside, when they touched on corner exit and the Racing Point was sent spinning backwards into the wall.<br>The incident was noted by the stewards, but no further action was deemed necessary.<br>Leclerc went on to finish sixth for Ferrari but, speaking afterwards to Sky Sports F1, Stroll was critical ...

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Leclerc qualified 11th at the Sochi Autodrom on Saturday as Ferrari saw both of its cars be eliminated in Q2, with Sebastian Vettel finishing 15th after a crash during the session.<br>Leclerc missed out on a place in Q3 by just 0.043 seconds, losing out to Renault's Esteban Ocon, who had been running close to the Ferrari driver during his final Q2 lap.<br>The Monegasque driver felt that a mix-up ...

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Ferrari entered the Mugello race weekend looking to bounce back from two races without points after struggling with the low downforce requirements of Spa and Monza.<br>While teammate Sebastian Vettel dropped out in Q2, qualifying 14th, Leclerc was able to advance to Q3 and then secure fifth place on the grid with his final lap.<br>Although Leclerc benefitted from a yellow flag behind that denied ...

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Following two difficult race weekends at Spa and Monza that saw Ferrari fail to score any points, Leclerc was a surprise name near the top of the timesheets in first practice on Friday.<br>The Monegasque driver finished opening practice third fastest, trailing pace-setter Valtteri Bottas by just three tenths of a second.<br>But Leclerc dropped to 10th in second practice, with teammate Sebastian ...

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The Monegasque driver caused a red flag halfway through the Monza race last weekend when he lost control of his Ferrari at the high-speed Parabolica corner.<br>His car speared across the gravel trap and hit the tyre wall on the outside of the turn, causing enough damage to the barriers to force the race to be stopped.<br>While Leclerc was able to climb out of the car unaided, he admitted to ...

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Leclerc crashed out at high speed near the exit of the final corner at Monza, losing the rear of his car and spinning into the barrier at one of the fastest points of the circuit.<br>Leclerc was quick to report that he was unharmed and managed to get out of his car unassisted, but the medical car was deployed due to the severity of the crash along with the safety car.<br>Following one lap under ...

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Leclerc could manage only 13th place in Q2, while his teammate Sebastian Vettel failed to progress from the first session, and will start 17th.<br>It's the first time since 1984 that there are no Ferraris in the top 10 on the grid of the Italian GP.<br>On that occasion Michele Alboreto started 11th and Rene Arnoux 14th, although on a Sunday afternoon of high attrition the former rose to second ...

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Ferrari has struggled so far in 2020 after its controversial engine "settlement" with the FIA, with the SF1000 down on power and struggling with the extra drag its aerodynamic parts generate as a result.<br>Leclerc has picked up two surprise podiums in the opening seven races, but Ferrari still currently sits fifth in the constructors' championship, which would be its worst position since 1981 ...

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When the safety car came out after the Antonio Giovinazzi/George Russell accident those in the second half of the field had the opportunity to pit on that lap, and Leclerc duly came in.<br>However, the team knew that it would be a slightly longer long stop, as the Monegasque driver had an issue with his pneumatic system, which needed an air refill – a procedure that all teams practice and are ...

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Ferrari had expected to "suffer" at the Belgian Grand Prix due to its ongoing straight-line speed struggles that have led to a difficult start to the 2020 season.<br>But the team was left fighting with the lower-midfield runners during Friday's practice running at Spa as Leclerc and Vettel ended the day in 15th and 17th place respectively.<br>Leclerc finished 1.6 seconds down on pace-setter Max ...

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Ferrari has experienced a difficult start to the 2020 Formula 1 season after technical directives introduced for this year caused its power unit to lose performance.<br> It has left Ferrari a lowly fifth in the constructors’ championship after the opening six races, with Leclerc scoring its only podium finishes so far this year at the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone. Leclerc claimed his ...

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Leclerc had been in contention to score some points at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya before his engine cut out after hitting a kerb in the final sector, causing him to spin.<br>While Leclerc was able to get back to the pits and have his seat belts re-tightened after not expecting to rejoin the race, Ferrari opted to retire the car, later citing an electrical issue as the cause of his ...

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