Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

  • Country - Monaco  
  • World championships - 0 
  • Highest race finish - 1 (x2) 
  • Highest grid position - 1 (x7)
  • Podiums - 10 


With just two seasons under his belt, Leclerc has already made his presence as a future champion known out-scoring Sebastian Vettel in just his first year at Ferrari. 

Now as Ferrari’s youngest ever race winner and having recently signed a new contract until 2024, it’s clear that Leclerc is the future of the team as he looks set to fight for his maiden world championship in 2020. Scoring seven pole positions in 2019, the most of any driver that season, the speed is clearly there but he will need the support from his team to dethrone Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes. 


However it hasn’t always been straightforward for Leclerc up to this point, perhaps the most impressive action of all is when he won the F2 race in Baku just days after his father had died - the youngster showed tremendous maturity to win in those conditions. 


Yet his first win in Formula One, too, came with mixed emotions due to the death of his friend, Anthoine Hubert, just a day before. It was a fantastic drive from Leclerc in which he then dedicated the win to his friend afterwards. The road hasn’t been easy for him, but the future looks promising - it’s surely only a matter of time before Leclerc has a Formula One world title of his own.