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Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Monaco Monégasque
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth 16 October 1997
Date of Death
Début 2017 Bahrain Feature Race
Titles 1 (2017)
Teams Flag of Italy Prema Racing
Formula Two Career
Total Entries 22 (22 Starts)
Wins Points Poles
7 282 8
Fastest Laps 4
First Win 2017 Bahrain Sprint Race

Charles Leclerc (born 16 October 1997 in Monte Carlo, Monaco) is a Monégasque racing driver and FIA Formula 2 Championship Champion whom competed for Prema Racing during the 2017 FIA Formula Two Championship.[1] A member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, Leclerc would arrive in F2 with a lot of expectation on his shoulders, and duly delivered by taking the Championship in dominant fashion.[2][1]

Background

Leclerc began karting at the age of eight, taking six junior category titles in five seasons in France and Monaco. Leclerc would go one to finish as runner up to Max Verstappen in the CIK-FIA World KZ Championship in 2013, his final year in go-karts. The Monégasque racer would also make a notable friendship with Jules Bianchi during his karting career.

The Single-Seater Sprinter

Leclerc would graduate to racing cars in 2014, entering the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps, ending the season as the Junior Champion and runner-up overall.[3] His efforts landed him a spot in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship for 2015, taking three wins to finish fourth overall, behind Champion Lance Stroll.[4] The Monégasque was then moved into the GP3 Series for 2016, taking his first major title in a racing car at the end of the season with three victories.[5]

Leclerc's performance in 2017 was made all the more remarkable given the death of his father Hervé, whom had guided his career through until his Formula 3 debut.[6]

Formula Two History

Post Formula Two Career

Amid his maiden F2 campaign, Leclerc would take part in the 2017 Formula One Budapest Test for Ferrari, setting one of the fastest times of the test, before resuming his role as a development driver for Sauber.[7] That test, combined with his F2 crown, would prove to be enough for Sauber to sign the Monegasque racer for the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship, as they strengthened ties with engine suppliers Ferrari.[8]

Full Formula Two Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Charles Leclerc's career in Formula Two in statistical form.

Formula Two Entries

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Charles Leclerc during their F2 career:

Charles Leclerc's Overall Formula Two Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2017 Flag of Italy Prema Racing[9] 1 Dallara GP2/11 1st 282

Career Results

Below is a table showing Charles Leclerc's full Formula Two record.

FIA Formula Two Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
2017 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Spain Flag of the United Arab Emirates 1st 282
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
3rd 1st 1st 4th Ret Ret 1st 2nd 1st Ret 1st 5th 4th 4th DSQ 5th 17th 9th 1st 7th 2nd 1st

See Also

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Alex Kalinauckas, 'Jerez F2: Leclerc crowned champion after crazy finish', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 07/10/2017), https://www.motorsport.com/fia-f2/news/jerez-f2-leclerc-crowned-champion-after-crazy-finish-962759/?s=1, (Accessed 02/12/2017)
  2. >Valentin Khorounzhiy, 'Leclerc gets Ferrari and Haas development role', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 01/03/2016), https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/leclerc-gets-ferrari-and-haas-development-role-676625/?s=1, (Accessed 02/12/2017)
  3. 'LECLERC TAKES ROOKIE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE', fotecmotorsports.com, (Fortec Motorsport, 08/10/2014), http://fortecmotorsports.com/leclerc-takes-rookie-championship-title/, (Accessed 02/12/2017)
  4. Marcus Simmons, (14 January 2015). 'Nicolas Todt protege Charles Leclerc secures F3 deal for 2015', autosport.com, (Haymarket Media, 14/01/2015), https://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/117356, (Accessed 02/12/2017)
  5. Peter Allen, 'Leclerc is GP3 champion despite collision as De Vries wins', formulascout.com, (Formula Scout, 26/11/2016), http://www.formulascout.com/leclerc-is-gp3-champion-despite-collision-as-de-vries-wins/35825, (Accessed 02/12/2017)
  6. 'HERVÉ LECLERC PASSES AWAY', cikfia.com, (CIK-FIA, 21/06/2017), http://www.cikfia.com/newsroom/view/article/herve-leclerc-passes-away.html, (Accessed 02/12/2017)
  7. 'Leclerc heads day one of Budapest test for Ferrari', (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 01/08/2017), https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/8/leclerc-heads-day-one-of-budapest-test.html, (Accessed 02/12/2017)
  8. 'Sauber confirm Leclerc & Ericsson, as Alfa Romeo livery revealed', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 02/12/2017), https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/12/sauber-confirm-leclerc---ericsson--as-alfa-romeo-livery-revealed.html, (Accessed 02/12/2017)
  9. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named CL17A
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