Tag Archive: Charles Leclerc

Dec 04

Charles Leclerc joins Sauber F1 for 2018

Formula 2 champion signs to race in F1

Charles Leclerc joins Sauber F1 for 2018The Sauber F1 Team spent the day at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, where the Italian car manufacturer officially celebrated their return to Formula One, after more than 30 years of absence from the sport.

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Dec 03

Hamilton, Piquet, Ogier and Márquez among the motorsport elite honoured at the 2017 Autosport Awards

Lewis Hamilton wins International Racing Driver of the Year

AutosportLewis Hamilton, Nelson Piquet, Sebastien Ogier, Marc Márquez, Charles Leclerc and Derek Warwick were among the big winners in Sunday night’s Autosport Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 02

The Sauber F1 Team confirms the driver line-up for 2018

“We are all delighted about the cooperation with Alfa Romeo”

The Sauber F1 Team spent the day at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, where the Italian car manufacturer officially celebrated their return to Formula One, after more than 30 years of absence from the sport.

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Dec 02

Alfa Romeo Sauber reveals 2018 livery concept

Alfa Romeo is owned by the FCA Group and is sister brand to Ferrari

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The rebranded Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team has teased its potential 2018 car colours with a livery concept during the team’s presentation in Milan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 26

F2: Leclerc ends on top with Abu Dhabi sprint win (updated)

Champion barges into lead on last lap of last race of 2017

Leclerc ends on top with Abu Dhabi sprint winCharles Leclerc topped off his championship run with victory in the final race of the 2017 Formula 2 Championship this afternoon for the sprint race at the Yas Marina Circuit, slicing through his rivals all race long before mugging race leader Alexander Albon last time through on the long straight and running all the way to the flag ahead of Albon and Nicholas Latifi.

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Nov 25

F2: Rowland builds Abu Dhabi feature win

Briton constructs a victory to close on Vice Champion status

Rowland builds Abu Dhabi feature winOliver Rowland build his third win of the season in a very technical FIA Formula 2 Championship feature race this evening at the Yas Marina Circuit, putting the various pieces together better than any of his rivals to run home 6.6s ahead of championship rival and poleman Artem Markelov and Antonio Fuoco, who passed teammate Charles Leclerc on the line as the chequered flag fell. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 24

F2: Markelov flies to Abu Dhabi pole

Russian shines in evening qualifying session

Markelov flies to Abu Dhabi poleArtem Markelov finally claimed his maiden FIA Formula 2 Championship pole at the last round of the 2017 season at the Yas Marina Circuit, making good on the potential he has shown over much of the year to dominate this evening’s qualifying session, stopping the clocks on 1:47.181 to grab the top spot by two tenths from Nyck De Vries and Antonio Fuoco. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 24

F2: Albon leads the way in Abu Dhabi

Thai driver tops free practice at Yas Marina

Albon leads the way in Abu DhabiAlexander Albon has claimed the early honours with a strong lap halfway through this morning’s free practice session for the final round of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship at the Yas Marina Circuit, taking advantage of an almost clear track to stop the clock at 1:48.974 to grab the top spot by over a tenth from Norman Nato and Nyck De Vries.

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Nov 23

F2: Yas Marina Circuit, United Arab Emirates preview (updated)

FIA Formula 2 Championship round 11 preview

2017 Round 11 preview: Yas Marina Circuit, United Arab EmiratesThe final round of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship will be held this weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, rejoining the F1 paddock for the glamourous finale of their 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 21

“I’ll definitely miss Formula 2” – Charles Leclerc

Our champion discusses the season in The Big Interview

Charles Leclerc: “I’ll definitely miss Formula 2” Hang around Charles Leclerc for long enough and you’ll start to notice that he’s not quite like other people. Don’t read this as a pejorative, because it’s not: quick with a smile in any conversation with friends and his team, he has the ability to quickly find enough common ground with someone to put them at ease and cut through any reserve, which is uncommon enough in someone as young as the Monegasque driver.

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Oct 08

F2: Markelov flies to fourth win (updated)

Russian on top in Jerez sprint race

F2 - Artem Markelov, RUSSIAN TIME, Circuito de JerezArtem Markelov bided his time before attacking late in the race to claim his fourth FIA Formula 2 victory in this afternoon’s sprint race at the Circuito de Jerez, preserving his tyres on a day were most of his rivals were losing theirs before making the race-winning move on lap 22 and flying away for the win by over 11 seconds from DAMS pair Nicholas Latifi and Oliver Rowland. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 07

Charles Leclerc: Thoughts of a Champion

The first FIA Formula 2 champion discusses his season

F2 - Charles Leclerc, PREMA Racing Charles Leclerc – FIA Formula 2 Champion. How does that sound?
It feels amazing! We’ve had a great season overall, and on the performance side we have always been very, very quick, and the only low on the performance side was the qualy in Monza and that was my fault because I wasn’t good enough in that session.

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Oct 07

Charles Leclerc crowned 2017 FIA Formula 2 Champion

“I’m absolutely over the moon for winning the championship here in Jerez one round early”

Charles Leclerc crowned 2017 FIA Formula 2 ChampionAs usual Charles Leclerc topped free practice on Friday morning before claiming a sensational 8th pole of the season later in the afternoon.

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Oct 07

F2: Champion Leclerc storms to victory

Monegasque wraps up title with feature win

F2 - Charles Leclerc, PREMA Racing, Circuito de JerezCharles Leclerc is the first FIA Formula 2 Drivers’ Champion after claiming victory in this afternoon’s feature race at the Circuito de Jerez, leading all race long apart from the pitstop crossover and hanging on despite slowing enormously on the last lap as his tyres gave up to cross the line 0.2s ahead of title rival Oliver Rowland and teammate Antonio Fuoco. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

F2: Leclerc storms to Jerez pole

Championship leader claims 8 poles from 10  

F2 - Charles Leclerc, PREMA Racing, Circuito de JerezCharles Leclerc has resumed his normal service in this afternoon’s qualifying session by claiming his 8th pole position of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship season at the Circuito de Jerez, easily grabbing the top spot with a time of 1:24.682 late in the session to deny the honours to Luca Ghiotto and Sergio Sette Camara.

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Oct 06

F2: Leclerc leads the way in Jerez

Championship leader tops free practice

F2 - Charles Leclerc, PREMA Racing, Circuito de JerezCharles Leclerc has set the pace in the penultimate free practice session of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship this morning at the Circuito de Jerez, topping the timesheets on 1:25.452 halfway through the session before concentrating on race runs to claim the top spot ahead of title rival Oliver Rowland and Nyck De Vries.

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Oct 05

F2: Circuito de Jerez, Spain preview

2017 Round 10 preview
2017 Round 10 preview: Circuito de Jerez, SpainThe penultimate round of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship will be held this weekend at the Circuito de Jerez, Spain for the only standalone race weekend on the calendar.

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Sep 21

Charles Leclerc to set for FP1 sessions

Charles Leclerc will be driving the Sauber C36-Ferrari

2017-09-21 - SauberF1Team - Charles LeclercThe Sauber F1 Team is pleased to confirm that Charles Leclerc will be in the cockpit of the Sauber C36-Ferrari during four free practice sessions ahead of the upcoming 2017 Formula One Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 03

F2: Ghiotto soars to Monza sprint win

Italian reclaims top step in front of home fans

F2 - Luca Ghiotto, Sergio Sette Camara, Antonio Fuoco, Autodromo Nazionale MonzaLuca Ghiotto has reset his emotional clock after a penalty handed down last night lost his feature race victory to countryman Antonio Fuoco by claiming a dominant victory in this morning’s FIA Formula 2 Championship sprint race, with a formidable drive on his home circuit to claim a popular win ahead of Sergio Sette Camara and Fuoco.

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Sep 02

F2: Ghiotto wins in dramatic Monza feature

Italian claims last gasp victory in wet home race

F2 - Luca Ghiotto, Autodromo Nazionale MonzaLuca Ghiotto has grabbed a spectacular last lap victory in a chaotic FIA Formula 2 Championship feature race this afternoon at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, sneaking into the lead when Nyck De Vries and Charles Leclerc came together ahead of him for an emotional Italian 1-2 ahead of countryman Antonio Fuoco and Nobuharu Matsushita. Read the rest of this entry »

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