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Charles Leclerc

  • Team Scuderia Ferrari
  • Nation Monaco
  • Date of birth 16/10/1997
  • Place of birth Monte Carlo, Monaco
Ferrari typically doesn't make driver changes lightly, nor does it punt on young talent to pilot the cars of the most famous team in Formula One®. But Charles Leclerc is the exception to the rule, and now, the Monegasque is seen to be the man to end a title drought for the Scuderia that extends back to 2007.
Charles Leclerc

Leclerc became just the fifth driver to race in the famous red overalls in the 2010s when he came across from Sauber for 2019; within a year, he'd outperformed Sebastian Vettel to such a degree that the team didn’t even offer the four-time world champion a new contract for 2021.

Now, Ferrari is Leclerc's team to lead – at just 23.

The new rules for 2022 represent Ferrari's best chance to dethrone Mercedes, so Leclerc will need patience. But as 2019 proved, give him a car that's fast enough, and wins will follow.