Charles Leclerc, born October 16 1997, hails from Monte Carlo in Monaco and is a Formula One racing driver for Ferrari
Charles Leclerc first began as a test driver in Formula One and later made his F1 debut with Sauber
Charles Leclerc was dating Italian model Giada Gianni since 2015 when both were in their teens
Charles Leclerc ended his relationship with his girlfriend Giada in October 2019. Reason being Leclerc wanted to focus on his career at Ferrari and the 2019 driver's championship
Leclerc's model girlfriend took to social media and posted, 'Charles left me. He wants to devote himself only to Ferrari.'
Charles Leclerc has previously raced in Formula Renault 2.0 Alps, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, FIA Formula 3 European Championship, GP3 Series, FIA Formula 2 Championship before finally making it to Formula One.
Charles Leclerc became the first Ferrari driver since legend Michael Schumacher in 2001, to take four successive poles when he did so this year.
At the age of eight, Charles Leclerc began his karting career in 2005. He went on to win the French PACA Championship three times - 2005, 2006 2008.
Charles Leclerc is currently 3rd in the F1 driver's championship which is led by Lewis Hamilton.
In September 2018, it was announced that Charles Leclerc would Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari for the 2019 season
In 2018, Charles Leclerc finished 13th in the championship points with 39 points with Sauber.
A lesser-known fact about Charles Leclerc is that he is the godson of late Formula One driver Jules Bianchi.
Jules Bianchi's favourite Formula One team was Ferrari and Charles Leclerc wanted to make his idol's dream come true
In 2017, when Charles Leclerc was racing for Formula 2, his father, a former race car driver, passed away two days prior to his race at Baku. Charles Leclerlc went on to win the race at Baku and later, title. He dedicated it to his father.
Charles Leclerc won the Formula Two championship in his debut season that puts him alongside drivers like Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Nico Hulkenberg.
Charles Leclerc's favourite number is seven and wanted his car number to be the same. However, it was already taken by Kimi Raikkonen. He later opted for the number 10 but was taken by Pierre Gasly. Leclerc's car number is 16.
Charles Leclerc's closes buddy in Formula One is Pierre Gasly. Although, Leclerc is also good friends with Max Verstappen and Esteban Ocon.
Charles Leclerc, the ace Formula One driver who is part of the Scuderia Ferrari team, turns 22 years a few days ago on October 16. He is one of the most sensational drivers in the sport of F1 today. We take you through his journey on the professional and personal front. Pics/ Charles Leclerc Instagram)
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