Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc Emotionally Reacts to His Brother Arthur’s Maiden F3 Pole

Published 07/31/2021, 5:11 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 15, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


Arthur Leclerc took the pole in Formula 3 sprint race 1 at Hungarian Grand Prix. The younger brother of Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc, he set the time of 1 minute 33.14 seconds ahead of his Prema teammate Dennis Hauger.

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Charles took to social media to express his delight on Arthur’s pole lap. Leclerc was also present at the circuit when Arthur won his first race of 2021 in France. Charles congratulated his brother on his Instagram story, ” What a lap! Proud (heart emoji),” wrote Charles.

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Arthur Leclerc to start on pole in Sprint race 1 at Budapest

Prema locked out the front row of the grid as Leclerc will start ahead of his teammate Dennis Hauger. The front row allows Hauger to extend his championship lead further from Frederik Vesti.

HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY – JULY 25: Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari walks the track with brother F4 driver Arthur Leclerc during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 25, 2019, in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

Leclerc will serve his three-place grid penalty in Sprint race 2. Crucially, he will retain his pole position and four points for the weekend. Arthur will start race 2 in the 15th position because of his grid penalty. Arthur got his penalty when he collided with Novalak in Austria on Race 3.

Red Bull junior driver Jack Doohan secured a third position on the grid ahead of David Schumacher and Clement Novalak.

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As reported by planetf1, Charles Leclerc previously mentioned that he gets terrified when he sees his brother driving on the track. The Monegasque driver stated he images every possible bad scenario when Arthur is racing.

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“I’m just very, very happy to see him doing so, so well. I really hope he will be joining me on the Formula 1 grid very soon, but it’s still a long way to go,” said Leclerc.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 30, 2021, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix REUTERS/Florion Goga

“I’m 10 times more stressed whenever it’s him racing compared to when I am racing because when I have the helmet on, I don’t think about the danger of the sport. But whenever I see him from the outside, I start to think about all the bad scenarios that can happen,” said Leclerc.

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Arthur will look to convert his pole into a victory on Saturday.

Can Arthur win in Budapest? Let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sport Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been a ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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