Charles Leclerc’s Secret Music Career? – Fun Facts You Didn’t Know about Ferrari’s Starboy

Published 01/31/2024, 5:50 AM EST

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We all know almost everything there is to know about Charles Leclerc. His association with Formula 1 gives us insight into his personal life, his dating history, and his passions. This is how we know Leclerc has a passion apart from racing, which he’s extremely talented in. We are talking about his love for music. However, let’s dwell on the Ferrari man’s love for music and reveal to you its origin and his progress after releasing his first single.

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Leclerc released his first single in April 2023 and called it AUS23 (1:1). The single saw gained instant popularity as it climbed to #6 on iTunes charts and has 4.2 million plays on Spotify. Since then, he has produced a song in collaboration and released two more singles. In fact, Leclerc is now getting a professional opinion from one of the best pianists in the world and looks set to explore a parallel career path.

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Leclerc had always had an inclination towards music, but could never pay attention to it because of his commitment to music. However, the four-month-long COVID-19 break came as a blessing in disguise, which is when he took classes and sharpened his skills. Soon, it became an obsession for the Monegasque, and he would find time in between races to play music as a form of escapism.

The three singles and the collaboration with French piano icon Sofiane Pamart put Leclerc at the peak of his music career while he still races most weeks a year. In fact, the collaborative song with Pamart was the background score of Leclerc’s Ferrari contract announcement.

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Apart from music, Leclerc also likes to indulge in some sim racing, skiing, and surfing during his off-time like all the other new-generation F1 drivers. However, let’s continue our conversation on this unique set of skills Leclerc has and tell you about his motivation and inspiration.

Charles Leclerc reveals his motivation and inspiration in the world of music

Leclerc has often revealed that Brazilian legend Ayrton Senna has inspired him the most in the world of motorsport. However, when asked who inspires him in the world of music, he revealed, “I think everything by Hans Zimmer is good. Otherwise, I like Coldplay.” 

The two artists are at the top of the world and truly an inspiration for many. However, being inspired by an artist and being motivated enough to produce your own is completely different ball game. So how does Leclerc do it?

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Leclerc shared his creative process in his musical pursuits and said, “I play as soon as I get home in Monte Carlo. Three days ago I got on the piano and I came out with something I liked. My songs are always born like this. I know how to read music, but I am really slow, so I never do it.”

However, Leclerc was quick to clarify, “This published music does not represent the races I ran. Although unfortunately, the start of the season that I had, it could.”

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WATCH THIS STORY: Charles Leclerc Releases First-Ever Song After Teasing his Interest in Creating Music

We have a feeling the first three songs from the Monegasque are just the tip of the iceberg and as he learns more he will produce more and release more. Let’s hope we see more music from the Ferrari man soon.

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