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

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6th (2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix)
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33 (1.7 points per race avg)
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2018 Australian Grand Prix
2018 Brazilian 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 Marcus Ericsson
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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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While F1 rookie Leclerc has earned a swift graduation to Ferrari, Sauber veteran Ericsson is fighting to remain on the grid with Kimi Raikkonen already confirmed at the Swiss team and others in the frame to partner him.  Raikkonen is understood to have agreed an independent deal with Sauber after losing his Ferrari seat to Leclerc, which means Ferrari could still utilise its option on one of ... ...

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Sauber star Leclerc, who joins Sebastian Vettel at the Scuderia in 2019, completed 129 laps behind the wheel of the SF71H at the French Grand Prix venue. Vettel will drive the car tomorrow. It marked the first time Leclerc has driven for Ferrari since being announced as a race driver for next year.   The test is viewed as crucial for Pirelli, as the F1 tyre supplier approaches the ... ...

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It will mark the first time Leclerc is at the wheel of the Ferrari SF71H since having been announced as a race driver for the Maranello squad next year. The test, which will take place on Thursday and Friday, is key for Pirelli as the F1 tyre supplier approaches the conclusion of its 2019 development programme. Although a couple of sessions remain on Pirelli's schedule, this week's running ... ...

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Arrivabene revealed the parameters for an eventual move to a race seat with the Maranello team were included in Leclerc's original young driver contract. "I signed with Charles in November 2015 the first contract in the Ferrari Driver Academy," he said. "In that contract we already designed and committed and signed and wrote his future in F1, as we have done with [Antonio] Giovinazzi, the same ... ...

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Leclerc has been drafted in as Kimi Raikkonen's replacement for next year on the heels of a stellar rookie season with Sauber, and will become the second-youngest Ferrari F1 driver in history. The Monegasque says that Ferrari's current SF71H challenger is a title-calibre car, and insists he will want to fight for the drivers' championship in his first year with the Scuderia if its 2019 car is ... ...

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Leclerc is a Ferrari Driver Academy graduate and will become the first product of the programme to drive for the Italian team in F1. He will also be the second-youngest driver in history to race for Ferrari, older only than Ricardo Rodriguez. "Dreams do come true... I'll be driving for Scuderia Ferrari for the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship," said Leclerc on Twitter. "I will be eternally ... ...

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Although there are no firm conclusions yet about how serious the accident would have been had the halo not been a mandatory part of F1, it is clear that the cockpit safety device did its job in ensuring that the Sauber driver walking away was not down to a matter of luck. With the FIA having pursued the halo despite many critics suggesting it would ruin F1, FIA president Jean Todt and F1 ... ...

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As revealed by Motorsport.com earlier this year, Marchionne’s support of Leclerc meant the Monegasque had a serious chance of getting promoted to Ferrari after just one season of grand prix racing.  But such a move seemed to have cooled in the wake of Marchionne’s death, as his replacement as Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri is a close friend of Raikkonen and wanted to see if the Finn’s ... ...

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The Swiss outfit has free choice over one of its cockpits but, as part of the team's title-sponsorship deal with Alfa Romeo, Ferrari has the right to nominate who takes its other seat. It is understood that a decision on this front only has to be made by October 15. Currently, Ferrari is finalising whether Kimi Raikkonen or Leclerc will be Sebastian Vettel's teammate next year. If it ... ...

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It has emerged in the build-up to this weekend's Italian Grand Prix that Ferrari completed 100km of running, the maximum allowed at so-called 'promotional events', at Monza in July with its SF71H. Current Sauber driver and Ferrari protege Leclerc, who has been linked to a promotion to a race seat in 2019, drove the car. Ferrari's first of two allowed filming days was used at Barcelona ... ...

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But he admits an investigation will be required in order to determine the role it played. After the accident, the halo and cockpit side of the Sauber showed clear signs of the impact with one of the McLaren's tyres after Alonso was sent flying over Leclerc. "We've already had a cursory examination of the parts, of course," said Whiting when asked by Motorsport.com what role the halo ... ...

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Alonso was rear-ended by Nico Hulkenberg under braking for La Source, sending the McLaren up and over Leclerc's car, making contact with Leclerc's halo device in the process. The halo was introduced this season, to mixed opinion, to improve driver safety. Leclerc said: "I don't know how it would have ended up without it, but looking at it, I'm happy it was there. "I've been lucky on this ... ...

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Leclerc and his teammate Marcus Ericsson started the season on the ninth row of the grid and failed to make it out of the first part of qualifying in the opening three races. However, Formula 2 champion Leclerc started 13th in Azerbaijan and went on to finish a shock sixth, which triggered a huge change in form. Leclerc has scored points four times since then and even made it to the Q3 in ... ...

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Only nine drivers set a laptime in FP3 after a period of over half an hour where no cars took to the circuit due to heavy rain.It was a Sauber 1-2 at the top of the timesheets as Marcus Ericsson set a lap 0.423s slower than his teammate.Sergey Sirotkin was third for Williams ahead of Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari, followed by the two Toro Rossos and Nico Hulkenberg. The Renault driver ...

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On the back of some impressive showings this season, Leclerc has emerged as the prime candidate to line up alongside Vettel in 2019 if Ferrari decides that Raikkonen is not worth keeping.Read Also:Why Leclerc is ready for FerrariSpeaking ahead of the German Grand Prix, Vettel said that he felt both men would be a good fit for Ferrari – but was clear that time was cle ...

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