Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc is a Monégasque racing driver who drives for Scuderia Ferrari in the 2024 Formula 1 World Championship.
Date of Birth:16 October 1997
Birthplace:Monte Carlo, Monaco
Height:1.80 meters (5'11”)
First F1 Race:2018 Australian Grand Prix
First F1 Win:2019 Belgian Grand Prix
2024 F1 Team:Scuderia Ferrari
F1 Championships:0
F1 Wins:5
Charles Marc Hervé Perceval Leclerc was born on October 16, 1997, to his father, Hervé Leclerc, and mother, Pascale. He is the second of three children. He has an older brother, Lorenzo, and a younger brother, Arthur, who is also an aspiring future F1 driver.
Beginning his career in karting in 2005 and instantly winning the French PACA Championship in 2005, 2006, and 2008, it was clear that young Charles Leclerc had a talent for racing.
Some of the Monégasque’s other triumphs in karting categories include winning the Junior Monaco Kart Cup, CIK-FIA KF3 World Cup, the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, ERDF Junior Kart Masters, WSK Euro Series and South Garda Winter Cup.
After graduating to single-seaters, Leclerc moved through Formula Renault 2.0 Alps (7 podiums), Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (3 podiums), Formula 3 (3 wins and 2 podiums), and in 2016, Charles Leclerc won a title in GP3 (3 race wins).
Clearly proving his talent and consistency, Leclerc got promoted to Formula 2, where he raced for the Prema Racing team in season 2017. He won 7 races that season, securing a very comfortable margin in the battle for the F2 championship, which he ended up winning.
The season in F2 served as Leclerc’s entry ticket to Formula 1, as he would join the Sauber Racing Team a year later in 2018. Performing great results in a midfield car, Leclerc did not disappoint, and the raw speed of the young Monégasque caught the attention of the Scuderia Ferrari.
In 2019, Charles Leclerc joined the Scuderia Ferrari team, where he still races today. In his first season at Ferrari, Leclerc got his first Formula 1 victory at the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix and added another one that was particularly emotional for all Ferrari fans as Leclerc won the race at Monza Circuit.
One of Leclerc's best domains is qualifying; not many drivers can match the raw qualifying speed of Charles Leclerc. However, Leclerc has not yet been able to win the Formula 1 World Championship. He came perhaps closest to winning in year 2022, where he finished second to Max Verstappen.