Jock Clear Explains How Charles Leclerc Is a Role Model for Aspiring Ferrari F1 Drivers

Published 06/13/2021, 7:33 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Formula One – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 3, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Francois Nel


Jock Clear is the only driver coach in Formula1. He is currently coaching the drivers at Ferrari Driver Academy. He has worked with many accomplished drivers in F1 such as Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc, and is currently working with Mick Schumacher to prepare him for his rookie season in F1.

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When asked about his role in FDA, Clear said, “Drivers need a basic understanding of the data. The good guys will start interpreting the data and realizing what is happening to the car. So the work is very talkative, we explain a lot to the drivers, what they see in the data and what it means for them.”

Jock Clear has stated that Charles Leclerc is the perfect role model for young drivers at Ferrari Driver Academy. He has mentioned that drivers such as Callum Ilott and Mick Schumacher. Clear praised Leclerc’s growth as a young driver to be one of the best drivers in F1 currently.

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“Young drivers can find themselves in Charles”- Jock Clear

When speaking with SportBild, Clear mentioned that every driver in Ferrari Driver Academy is very good and he does not have to teach them how to drive –

“Everyone at the level we are working at are very good drivers. We don’t have to explain to them how to take a curve or apply the brakes. Because anyone who comes to the Ferrari Driver Academy is very, very good at what they do.”

(Quotes translated from German using Google)

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 22, 2021, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc celebrates pole position after qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier

When asked about the development of Charles Leclerc as a world-class driver, Clear stated, “His development at Ferrari over the past two years has been enormous. And that’s great for the young drivers. Michael and Lewis are already icons. We’re talking about the best ever.

“But the young drivers can find themselves in Charles. He was in the Ferrari Driver Academy, was Ferrari Junior, and has now grown into one of the best in the field. Our young drivers see this and find themselves in it because they are also going this way. He’s a good role model.”

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Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 22, 2021, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc reacts after getting pole position in qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier

Can Charles Leclerc get back to winning with Ferrari?

Charles Leclerc has not won a race since Monza 2019. He has achieved back-to-back poles in 2021 with Ferrari. The Italian outfit is on an upward trend this season and seems to have turned a corner from 2020. Leclerc has a car to trouble the frontrunners and consistently be in the points with his Ferrari. The car has the potential to cause an upset at the high downforce tracks such as Hungary, Mexico,.

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What do you think? Can Leclerc win with Ferarri in 2021? Comment below to let us know.

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