Does Monegasque F1 Driver Charles Leclerc Come From a Rich Family?

Published 01/25/2022, 11:37 AM EST
Formula One F1- Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – December 2, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during the press conference Hassan Ammar/Pool via REUTERS

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc is one of the most sought-after F1 drivers currently. The wunderkind hails from Monte Carlo, an administrative area in the Principality of Monaco. Leclerc hails from a racing background, not something uncommon to motor racing. His father Herve Leclerc raced in Formula 3 during the 1980s and 1990s.

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He introduced Charles to Karting at a very young age, developing his early interest in motorsports.

After an initial boost from his father, Leclerc went on to become one of the best drivers around. The relentless, strong-minded wunderkind has outperformed at every level before entering F1. He won the 2016 GP3 championship and the 2017 GP2 series. Leclerc got the Ferrari contract at a very young age, something this sport has seen rarely in the past.

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After an impressive rookie season with the team, Leclerc entered a multi-season contract with Ferrari which bounds the Monegasque to drive for the Red Team till 2024.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 23, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in action during qualifying REUTERS/Mike Blake

Charles Leclerc: Family net worth

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The young Monegasque hails from a middle-class, race-loving background. As per sources, his father Hervé Leclerc entered 22 races since his racing career debut in 1988. He secured 8th position at Formula 3 Monaco Grand Prix in 1988 with AA Sport. He was a respected figure in the racing community back in the day. However, details on his net worth are not available.

Charles is one of the highest-paid drivers on the grid. Forbes estimated his 2021 on-track earnings around $12 million. Apart from his on-track earnings, he is handsomely rewarded with multiple brand endorsements.

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After an average 2021 season where he struggled to reach podiums, he would look to perform at the top of his capability in 2022. Ferrari has returned to the top 3 in the standings and fans are hoping the Red Team fights for regular wins in 2022. What are your predictions for Leclerc this season? Do you think he can challenge for the title?

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Rituraj Tripathi

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Rituraj Tripathi is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. A true lover of speed, he is big fan of Lewis Hamilton and finds a future world champion in Lando Norris. Rituraj eagerly looks forward to the paddock moving to the Circuit de Monaco, and he finds Portier corner as the most exciting part of the track.

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