Charles Leclerc has revealed a special helmet design for this weekend's French Grand Prix takes inspiration from Marvel superhero Spider-Man.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the highest-grossing film franchise of all time, raking in over $22.5billion.
Based on popular characters from the comic book series, it began in 2008 with Ironman, although six years earlier a four-year-old Leclerc was already fascinated by Spider-Man having seen the character on television.
In designing his first karting helmet, Leclerc attempted to copy the look of the web-slinging superhero and for this weekend, he has gone back to this original design.
"After 19 years I’m bringing back my first design from when I started karting near here," said Leclerc on Twitter.
"I remember when I drew the design Spider-Man was on TV and I tried to make it look like his web. I've got many great memories from this part of my life, it will be special wearing it again."
Monaco-born Leclerc may already have experienced his home race weekend but with Paul Ricard just a two-hour drive from the principality, the Ferrari driver is excited to again compete in front of a friendly crowd with 15,000 fans filling the grandstands each day.
“It feels very close to a home race," he said. "I started karting only 45 minutes from here so I still remember exactly when I did these first few laps where I fell in love with racing.
"It feels special to be here and there will also be some people in the grandstands which will be great to see so I am looking forward to this weekend.”
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