Charles Leclerc ‘Very Happy To Join’ Ferrari’s Le Mans Campaign

Published 02/28/2021, 7:15 AM EST
SOCHI, RUSSIA: Pole position qualifier Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari celebrates in parc ferme during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 28, 2019 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Ferrari had made an announcement on Wednesday stating that they would return to LeMans in 2023. They will compete in the LeMans hyper class of the World Endurance Championship. The return will see the Italian team taking part in its first factory prototype campaign since 1973 and winning the championship back in 1965.

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Adding on, the Scuderia driver, Charles Leclerc, took part in last year’s LeMans Virtual Race. The Monégasque driver hopes it turns into reality as he wants to take part in the iconic racing championship as he stated in the first launch of the team.

However, Leclerc has stated even though he is passionate about LeMans he is fully focused on F1 and is hoping to carry Ferrari back to the top after their fall from grace that they endured last year.

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari prepares to drive in the garage before practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Charles Leclerc is focused on helping Ferrari find their lost mojo

Leclerc had said, ” I love Le Mans, I’ve always been a fan of Le Mans, If the opportunity arises, then I will be very happy to join. At the moment, my main focus is Formula 1. But, again, if there is an opportunity, why not?”

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari looks on in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

The F1 grid is no stranger to the LeMans competition, Fernando Alonso, who has won the competition in 2018 as well as 2019. This might give Leclerc some motivation to change streams and race in the championship.

The Scuderia’s hunt to restore honor back in the team

Ferrari has a mammoth task for the 2021 season. The team finished 6th with 131 points their worst season on the grid in four decades. Ferrari has brought in Carlos Sainz from Mclaren to partner up with Leclerc and take them to the top of the grid where they belong.

The team is yet to unveil their 2021 car, which is due to take place on the 10th of March. Sainz and Leclerc will behind the wheel of the Ferrari and hope to restore pride and glory at the Tifosi as they set out on the 2021 campaign.

16 LECLERC Charles (mco), Scuderia Ferrari SF1000, action during the Formula 1 Winter Tests at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Xavier Bonilla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Maranello-based team has high hopes and remains optimistic for the new year. They set out to conduct pre-season testing in Bahrain and remain there for the opening racing held on the 28th of March. Can Ferrari deliver a car to their drivers that can fight for the title?

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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