Arthur Leclerc: All That We Know About Charles Leclerc’s Brother

Published 04/14/2020, 10:26 AM EDT


Charles Leclerc is the new Scuderia Ferrari star and soon-to-be numero uno. However, the Maranello outfit is also training the next generation of Leclerc’s, namely Charles’ younger brother Arthur Leclerc. Ferrari recruited him and several other drivers to their academy to shape them into the next Scuderia star.

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Currently racing in the Formula Regional European Championship, Arthur Leclerc was born on October 14th, 2000. In the Formula Regional European Championship, he is racing for the Prema Powerteam.

The 19-year-old Monegasque, previously part of the Sauber junior team, took part in one of the FDA’s trials in 2019 and raced in German Formula 4, where he took a win and seven more podiums to finish third in the championship.

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Arthur is the youngest of three brothers, Lorenzo and Charles, but only he and Charles are actively racing. In 2018, Leclerc clinched 5th place in the French F4 Championship, with one race victory.

That victory came in Nogaro on his debut weekend. The young Monegasque driver started the race fourth in the reverse grid format. After a decent start, he inherited the lead when Esteban Muth and Matéo Herrero collided on the opening lap, bringing out the safety car.

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What lies ahead of Arthur Leclerc in the near future?

Without a doubt, Arthur Leclerc is following his older brother’s footsteps. This is because, Charles Leclerc also graduated from the Ferrari Driver’s Academy and eventually joined the main team. Who knows, maybe Leclerc junior may find himself donning the red overalls in the future. The only questions are, how long will it take, and how long will it last?

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This is because, Leclerc joins nine other drivers, some of whom are his contemporaries. The new recruits are, Mick Schumacher, Robert Shwartzman, Giuliano Alesi, Callum Ilott, Marcus Armstrong, Enzo Fittipaldi, Gianluca Petecof and Dino Beganovic. Of these, Mick Schumacher is the biggest threat for a Ferrari F1 seat, and all of them are racing to earn super-license points. Only then will they have a chance to step into an F1 car eventually.

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