“I Miss You Everyday”: Charles Leclerc Pays Tribute to Late Father Herve in Emotional Social Media Post

Published 06/20/2022, 1:10 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 27, 2022 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc ahead of practice with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton seen in the background REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

On the occasion of Father’s day, Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc penned an emotional post for his late father. The Monegasque driver lost his father, Herve, in 2017 after a battle with illness.

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Leclerc took to his Instagram stories to pay tribute to his father and thanked him for everything he did for him. He also revealed that his father was a complete family man and did everything for his family, to make them smile.

Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 21, 2022, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc celebrates after qualifying in pole position REUTERS/Nacho Doce

“My father has done absolutely everything for me to get to where I am today. I am so grateful to have had him in my life. He was always doing everything to give everyone around a smile and to make our family happy. 5 years you are gone and I miss you every day. You were the best father I could have wished for. I love you,” wrote the Ferrari driver.

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The F1 driver mentioned he learned to remain humble and not take anything for granted from his beloved father. In his interview with Ian Parkes of Goodwood, the Ferrari driver revealed how his father prepared him for the racing world.

Formula One F1 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada – June 17, 2022, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during practice REUTERS/Chris Helgren

“My father had prepared me from the beginning, telling me to stay humble. I think this was the first thing he ever told me whenever we started winning races. It was in karting, but I was seven years old, and obviously at seven years old, when you start winning, you think you are the best and he was already starting to tell me ‘Calm down, Charles’,” said the Monegasque driver.

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His father would have been very proud of all his accomplishments. Leclerc is not only one of the best drivers on the grid, but he is also one of the most cherished individuals in F1.

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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 Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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