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Things You Did Not Know About Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc Monacan Race Car Driver

Charles Leclerc is one of the most accomplished Formula One drivers of our time. Over the years, he has made a name for himself as a fierce competitor on the track and a passionate fan favorite off it. Here are a list of things you did not know about Charles Leclerc.

Despite his impressive racing career there are things you did not know about Charles Leclerc that make him a charming and interesting driver. If Ferrari had been able to provide him with a winning car, there is no question that Charles Leclerc would have been a front position contender during the 2022 season.

In this article, we will take a closer look at some fascinating facts about Charles Leclerc and explore the life of the young F1 driver. From his childhood to his love of music and his passion for the sport, we will dive into the details of the life of Charles Leclerc.

Charles Leclerc’s Racing background

Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc was born in Monaco, which means he has a French passport.

He is the son of Herve, who raced in Formula Renault and Formula 3 and his mother Giselle is a former karting champion.

Leclerc started racing in karts when he was five years old. His first success came at the age of seven when he won the Mini category at the Monaco Kart Cup. In 2009, Leclerc competed in the KF2 category where he finished ninth overall with one win and three podiums.

He then moved up to KF1 where he won several races including the European Championship, World Cup, WSK Masters and CIK-FIA Super Cup titles.

He won both the Italian and European KF3 championships and went on to win the WSK World Series KF3 title in 2010.

In 2011, he won both the CIK-FIA World Karting Championships and the CIK-FIA Super Cup in KF2.

In 2012, Leclerc took part in some rounds of the French F4 championship but didn’t score any points due to mechanical problems or incidents.

He also made his debut in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 where he finished seventh overall with one podium finish at Hungaroring. In 2013, Leclerc continued with Eurocup but also competed in Formula Renault 2.0 Alps where he finished second overall behind Kevin Jorg (who would later become his teammate).

In 2013, Leclerc moved up to Formula Renault 2.0 where he finished second overall behind Will Palmer.

 He moved up again that year to Formula 3 Euro Series where he finished third overall behind Esteban Ocon and Lance Stroll.

The following year he won three races in GP3 before taking over from Max Verstappen at Prema Power team for two races in GP2 where he finished second overall behind Stoffel Vandoorne with two wins.

Charles Leclerc’s – F1 Career

In his first season of Formula 1, he took part in the Bahrain Grand Prix, which was the first time he ever drove an open-wheel vehicle. He won the race by a margin of 5.8 seconds over Lewis Hamilton.

This gave him the record for youngest driver to ever win a Formula One race at just 21 years old!

Charles Leclerc F1 car
Charles Leclerc F1 car

Leclerc’s nickname is ‘Charles The Great’.

He won the FIA Pole Trophy for most pole positions in the 2019 season.

After a lack luster 2020 and 2021 seasons, Ferrari started the 2022 season with great potential. At one point in the year, he was leading the logs, ahead of Max Verstappen.

Unfortunately, Ferraris stumbled a few times during the year, and the early promise was lost.

Charles ended up the 2022 season in (a closely fought)  second place.

His F1 racing statistics are as follows.

  1. Number of wins – 5
  2. Number of pole positions – 18
  3. Umber of fastest laps – 7
  4. Number of podium finishes – 24

What Nationality Is Charles Leclerc

Charle’s Leclerc was born in Monaco making him a Monacan. 

Charles Leclerc races as a Monégasque racing driver.

What Is Charle Leclerc’s Full Name?

Charles Marc Hervé Perceval Leclerc.

Charles Leclerc’s – Family

Leclerc was born in Monaco on 11 October 1997 to parents Hervé and Natasha.

Charles Leclerc is the second oldest of two other siblings.

  1. His younger brother is Arthur.
  2. His older brother is Lorenzo.

Charles speaks French, Italian, and English fluently.

His father is a Formula 1 driver manager, and his mother is a big fan of the sport, which proves to be a great asset for Charles’ further racing career. Sadly, his dad Hervé died after a long illness, aged 54, before he got to see Charles win in F1.

Where Did Charles Leclerc Go To School?

He attended the International School of Paris and started racing karts at the age of eight.


Charles Leclerc has had an impressive career so far. As they saying goes, he is only just starting! If Ferrari can deliver a race winning car, Charles will become a champion!

Go Charles the Great!


Charles Leclerc – Wikipedia


2023 F1 Driver Line Up (f1worldwide.com)

2023 F1 Calendar – F1Worldwide.com

How Formula One Contracts Work – F1Worldwide.com



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3 thoughts on “Things You Did Not Know About Charles Leclerc

  1. Nepotism or natural talent based on his genetics and life experiences? Hard to tell with racing royalty!

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