Charles Leclerc Biography: Charles Marc Hervé Perceval Leclerc is a Monégasque racing driver currently driving for Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One. In 2016, he won the GP3 Series championship; in 2017, he won the FIA Formula 2 Championship.
Charles Leclerc Biography
Charles Leclerc Biography: Charles Leclerc was born in October 1997 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Leclerc grew up as the middle child between his older brother, Lorenzo, and his younger brother, Arthur. Leclerc had a close relationship with the late Jules Bianchi, to whom he was a godson, throughout his youth and early career. His father, Hervé, was a Formula 3 driver in the 1980s and 1990s. Hervé died at the age of 54 following a long illness, just four days before Leclerc won the feature race at the 2017 Baku Formula 2 round.
Charles Leclerc Wiki
|Date Of Birth||October 16, 1997|
|Birth Place||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Net Worth||$12 Million|
|Car Collection||Bugatti Chiron, Ferrari 488 Pista, Rolls Royce Wraith, Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, McLaren GT, Land Rover Discovery, Jaguar XF|
Charles Leclerc’s Net Worth
Charles Leclerc net worth: Charles Leclerc is a Monegasque racing driver with a $12 million net worth.
Charles Leclerc Karting Career
Leclerc started karting in 2005 and won the French PACA Championship in 2005, 2006, and 2008. In 2009, he claimed the French Cadet championship. In 2010, he moved to the KF3 class and won the Junior Monaco Kart Cup. In 2011, he remained in the KF3 category & won the CIK-FIA KF3 World Cup, the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, & the ERDF Junior Kart Masters. Leclerc also joined Nicolas Todt’s All Road Management company during the year.
In 2012, Leclerc moved up to the KF2 category with the factory-backed ART Grand Prix team, winning the WSK Euro Series championship and finishing second in both the CIK-FIA European KF2 Championship & the CIK-FIA Under 18 World Karting Championship. In 2013, Leclerc’s final year of karting, he won the South Garda Winter Cup, finished sixth in the CIK-FIA European KZ Championship, & finished 2nd in the CIK-FIA World KZ Championship behind current Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen.
Charles Leclerc F1 Career
In 2016, Leclerc joined the Ferrari Driver Academy and was a development driver for the Haas F1 Team and Scuderia Ferrari. As part of his responsibilities as a development driver, Leclerc raced for Haas in the opening practice sessions of the British and German Grands Prix. Leclerc was expected to follow Daniil Kvyat and Valtteri Bottas directly from GP3 to F1 with Haas if he won the GP3 Series championship. However, Haas team principal Guenther Steiner denied this claim, saying Leclerc would advance to the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship.
In 2017, he raced the Ferrari SF70H at the midseason Hungaroring test following the Hungarian Grand Prix. He was the quickest on the first day of the trial, completing 98 laps, but he did not participate on the second day. Kimi Raikkonen also praised Leclerc, stating, “It’s not simple to perform well in a car that’s not your usual. But Leclerc has made incredible progress and will undoubtedly achieve amazing things in the future.
During the 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix, the first race of the 2023 season, Leclerc’s car experienced technical difficulties, forcing him to terminate the race early on lap 41 while in third place. In the following race, the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Leclerc received a ten-place grid penalty because a new control electronics was installed on his vehicle more than the season’s allowed limit. Leclerc recovered from starting 12th on the grid to finish seventh, behind colleague Carlos Sainz. Due to a collision with Lance Stroll on the opening circuit of the Australian Grand Prix, Leclerc had to pull out for the second time in three races. At the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in 2023, Leclerc achieved his and Ferrari’s first pole position of the season, but he could not convert it into a victory, as Sergio Pérez won both the sprint and primary race. However, he finished on the podium in both races.