Charles Leclerc – The Savvy Driver

Charles Leclerc Biography

Charles Leclerc is the one who caught the eye of many in his very young career. Charles was born on 16 October 1997 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Charles Leclerc height is measured 5ft 8 in. He entered Formula 1 in 2018 and drove his Sauber above the limit to buy himself a seat at Ferrari. Charles is currently driving for Scuderia Ferrari alongside is friend Carlos Sainz.

Charles had won GP3 series championship in 2016 and Formula 2 championship in 2017 and entered Formula 1 in 2018. Charles Leclerc had his first Formula 1 win at Belgium in 2019. He also won FIA Pole Trophy for most poles in 2019 followed by 2022.

Leclerc is set to remain at Ferrari until at least the end of the 2024 season, as he clinched 5 wins and 18 poles in 2022.

Junior Racing Career
Charles Leclerc Formula 1 Ferrari

At the age of 8, Charles Leclerc started his karting career. In 2005, 2006, and 2008, he won the PACA Championship. He won the Junior Monaco Kart Cup in 2010 and the French Cadet Championship in 2009. He returned to the KF3 class in 2011, taking first place in the FIA KF3 World Cup, FIA Karting Academy, and ERDF Junior Kart Masters.

He advanced to KF2 in 2012, which led to him winning the WSK Euro Series Title. He finished second to current Red Bull world champion Max Verstappen in the FIA European KF2 Championship, FIA Under-18 World Karting Championship, and FIA World KZ Championship in 2013.

Formula Renault

Leclerc made the transition to single-seaters in 2014 and competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps series. He finished the season with seven podium finishes, including a double victory at Monza, and came in second place to Nyck de Vries in the championship. At the last race of the season, Leclerc also took home the Junior Championship crown.

Formula 3

In 2015, Leclerc advanced to Formula Three and competed with Van Amersfoort Racing in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Leclerc received the starting position for the second and third races of the weekend at the season-opening event at Silverstone. In the weekend’s third race, he went on to win his first race. In the opening race at Spa-Francorchamps, Leclerc won for the third time, giving him the championship lead. Leclerc, though, came in fourth place overall.

GP 3

De Vries announced in February 2016 that Leclerc would compete in the GP3 season. Leclerc was signed by ART the following week. In his first season in the series, he won three matches with the group and won the championship.

Formula 2

For the 2017 season, Charles Leclerc graduated to the Formula 2 competition with Prema Racing. Charles Leclerc achieved 7 victories and 3 podium finishes while competing in Formula 2. Due to a suspension issue, he was forced to retire at his home Grand Prix. He was forced to retire from the feature race after colliding with Norman Nato.  Charles was disqualified despite winning the Belgian Grand Prix because one of his skidblocks was overly worn. Eventually ended up winning the championship in his first go.

Formula 1 Career
Sauber (2008)
Charles Leclerc Formula 1 Ferrari

2018,Leclerc signed on with the Sauber F1 Team as a race driver for the Formula One World Championship. Before a streak of five races without a point was completed, there were three straight points finishes. In the final three races of the season, he finished in eighth place three times in a row. In twenty-one races, Leclerc outqualified teammate Ericsson seventeen times, and he placed 13th overall with 39 points.

Ferrari (2019 - present)

2019, Leclerc will drive for Ferrari in place of Kimi Räikkönen, the 2007 World Champion. With 264 points at the end of the 2019 season, Leclerc finished fourth in the standings, ahead of teammate Vettel. He had four fastest laps, two victories (at Belgian and Italian GP), 10 podium finishes, two pole positions, and seven podium finishes during his debut season at Ferrari. Leclerc was the first non-Mercedes driver to receive the Pole Position Award as a result. The first Monegasque to win a Formula One World Championship Grand Prix, he also made history.

2020, Charles Leclerc and Ferrari had a comparably terrible year as he only managed two victories and four retirements. He would like to forget a season because there were numerous events in which he was not at fault but nonetheless had to endure suffering. It could be a mechanical issue, grid penalties, a botched pit stop, or bad weather. achieving only 98 points and placing at P8.

2021, Charles Leclerc extended his agreement with Ferrari at the start of the current campaign to the year 2024. Sebastian Vettel, who accepted a contract with Aston Martin, was replaced by Carlos Sainz Jr. as Leclerc’s teammate at Ferrari for 2021. Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, his new teammate, had another underwhelming season with no victories and just one podium finish at Silverstone, England. With 159 points, he finished P7 for the season. Sainz finished his season ahead of Charles at position five.

Charles Leclerc Formula 1 Ferrari

2022, ended up being the year that both Ferrari and Charles Leclerc made a comeback. They came in second place to Max Verstappen in the Drivers’ Championship and to Red Bull Racing in the Constructors’ Championship. He had a fantastic season up until the midway point with three victories and two podium finishes, but he faltered in the closing stages, giving Max a comfortable lead in the Drivers’ Championship.

Charles’ goal was to go up to P2 in the drivers’ rankings. Leclerc and Sergio Perez competed for second place in the Driver’s Championship in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where they were tied on 290 points each. Leclerc overtook Perez despite starting the race in P3, one spot behind him in P2, and held on to finish in P2, earning second position in the Driver’s Championship and second in the Constructor’s Championship for Ferrari.

Personal Life

Leclerc was the second oldest child of father Hervé Leclerc and mother Pascale, and was raised with two other brothers, Lorenzo and Arthur. Leclerc is trilingual, speaking English, Italian, and French with ease. According to Leclerc, he “[believes] in God, but [is] not someone who would pray or attend to church.”

Charles Leclerc girlfriend (ex)
Charles Leclerc girlfriend Charles Leclerc Formula 1

Since December 2019, businesswoman and Instagram star Charlotte Siné has partnered with Ferrari racer Charles Leclerc. The couple frequently traveled the streets of Monaco, where they were first seen together. She has accomplished a lot for herself, despite the media’s focus on her as Leclerc’s partner.

Siné, who was born on September 19, 1999, attended the National Superior School of Architecture in Nantes. She now owns a custom shoe business and works as an architect. In addition, she founded Secret Treasure Charms, a company that hand-assembles beautiful pieces of jewelry.

She is multilingual and has excellent command of French, Italian, and English.

Net Worth

Charles Leclerc Net Worth is $125 Million US Dollars and Charles Leclerc salary is  $28 Million US Dollars

Awards & Honours
  • Autosports Award Rookie of the Year: 2017
  • FIA Rookie of the Year: 2017
  • Autosports Awards Rookie of the Year: 2018
  • FIA Rookie of the Year: 2018
  • Confartigianato Motori Best Young Driver: 2018
  • Pirelli Pole Position Trophy: 2019
  • Confartigianato Motori Driver of the Year: 2020
  • Monaco Medal of Honour: 2020.

Leclerc was appointed Ambassador for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation in 2018, assisting in the promotion of swimming lessons’ advantages. Leclerc helped the Red Cross of Monaco in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Monaco by bringing food and moving medical supplies. Additionally, he promoted donations to the Italian Red Cross’ relief operations by supporting their fundraising efforts.

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