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Charles Leclerc

Name: Charles Leclerc
Place of birth: Monte-Carlo
Date of birth: 16 october 1997 (24 yr)
Nationality: MC Monaco
Length: 175 cm
Weight: 59 kg
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Biography of Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc's F1 Career

Leclerc joined the F1 grid with Sauber in 2018 after taking consecutive championship titles in GP3 and F2. Prior to this, in 2016, Leclerc had spent time at Haas as its development driver, a role attained through his connection to the Ferrari Driver Academy. The Monegasque driver was granted FP1 outings at both the British and German race weekends in that year. In 2017, Leclerc completed a mid-season test for Ferrari at the Hungaroring, setting the fastest time of the day and earning praise from then-Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen. After making the step up to a full-time F1 race seat in 2018, it was not long before Leclerc was linked with a move to the Scuderia. At the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Leclerc's fourth race, he scored his first points by finishing sixth and this kickstarted a run of five points finishes in six races. Leclerc finished the year 30 points clear of team-mate Marcus Ericsson and his promotion to Ferrari had been secured.

Charles Leclerc's Ferrari Career

In his first race for the Scuderia, Leclerc made an instant impact although his early resulted were limited due to a string of team orders favouring Sebastian Vettel and a mechanical failure denying an almost certain victory in Bahrain. Race wins were not far around the corner, however, as Leclerc scored back-to-back wins in Belgium and Italy. The victories were the only two registered by Leclerc in his first two years as a Ferrari driver, although his efforts were significantly hampered in 2020 by a woeful power unit. Despite this, Leclerc has stood on the podium a further 10 times in Ferrari colours and finished ahead of Vettel in both years the drivers raced in the same colours.

Net worth Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc's Net Worth

A driver's contract with a team is, of course, confidential information but Leclerc's contract is believed to be worth in the region of £8-10 million.

Charles Leclerc's Helmet

Leclerc's helmet is made up predominantly of the red and white colours of the Monaco flag. As well as featuring his number 16 on both the side and top, the helmet also displays tributes to Jules Bianchi and Leclerc's father. The driver's own CL insignia can be seen on the back of the helmet.