Charles Leclerc: I lost my father quite early. It changes you forever’

The Ferrari driver talks about the sometimes traumatic personal history behind his development into one of the fastest-rising young stars in Formula One

Charles Leclerc’s tousled hair and boyish looks are disarming, his youth and softly spoken manner belying a motivated and talented driver who is surely a future Formula One world champion in waiting. Only 21 years old and in his second season in F1, Leclerc occupies the most sought‑after seat in motor racing.

Driving for Ferrari carries intense pressure and expectation. Yet Leclerc wears it like a veteran. For Ferrari and for F1, Leclerc is the future. It was tragedy, however, that brought perspective and maturity to this naturally attacking driver.

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