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Charles Leclerc Gets the F1 Community Emotional With His Latest Jules Bianchi Post

Published 10/07/2022, 11:20 AM EDT

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Similar to the Singapore GP, the Japanese GP also returns to the fold after a covid-induced hiatus. Every driver associates each track with their own particular reason and it can be hard to predict. However, we are sure what tragic memory Charles Leclerc associates with the Suzuka Circuit.

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The Monegasque lost his godfather and friend Jules Bianchi after his accident at the Circuit. Bianchi, 25 at the time, was driving for a team called Marussia, but, like Leclerc, he was also a Ferrari academy driver. His accident in 2014, leading to his eventual demise in 2015, is the last time an F1 driver lost their life due to a track incident.


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Bianchi’s dream was to drive for the Scuderia, which he never fulfilled. The Frenchman lost his life before making the switch to his dream team. Bianchi was a role model for Leclerc and also the one who took him to Maranello for the first time in his life. Leclerc often speaks about his late godfather and fulfilling his dream, which he has already done.

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The Monegasque remembered his godfather this year with a post on Instagram on his death anniversary, 17th July. The post captioned, “7 years since you are gone 🤍🕊” features the two at a young age.

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Now, after a covid break, the Japanese GP returns to the calendar and it will surely bring back memories. It’ll be sad for Leclerc as he will race on the same track where his friend had a terrible crash.

Charles Leclerc, reacting to a Tweet, makes the entire Twitter fandom emotional

A fan, ahead of the Japanese GP, touched the emotional nerve of the Ferrari Monegasque. The fan shared a photo with the caption, “By his side from day one, I like to think that this weekend Jules will be with Charles even more ❤️.”

The tweet caught Leclerc’s attention and the Ferrari man could not help but react to the tweet.


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The reaction from Leclerc obviously caught the Twitter fandom’s attention, and the Tifosi flocked to the social media app to share their reactions as well.

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Safe to say, Leclerc’s reaction to the tweet has got his entire fanbase feeling a certain way. The majority reassured Leclerc of how proud Bianchi would be of him.



Mahim Suhalka

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Mahim Suhalka is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. This Sports Management post-graduate is an ardent supporter of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and their lead driver, Lewis Hamilton. The fact that Lewis dominated one of the most expensive sports in the world for all these years, despite his humble beginnings, has been a huge inspiration for Mahim and has made him a tenured fan of the competitive sport itself.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh