Charles Leclerc News
Abu Dhabi GP: Sergio Perez, Charles Leclerc battle for second; Sebastian Vettel braces for last race
Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez are both on 290 points going into the final race Sunday at the Yas Marina circuit.
Perez clocked a best lap of one minute and 11.853 seconds to outpace his Leclerc by 0.004 seconds at Interlagos
Verstappen, who has a mathematical chance to retain his world title this weekend, had looked set to challenge Leclerc's time on his final flying lap before being told to abandon by his Red Bull team.
Charles Leclerc finished 0.145 seconds ahead of championship leader Max Verstappen after posting his fastest lap on his final shot at Monza on Saturday
Formula 1: Leclerc, Sainz help Ferrari emerge quickest in Friday's practice runs ahead of Italian GP
Monegasque Leclerc was the quickest in the first free practice while his Ferrari teammate Sainz set the fastest time in FP2 of one minute and 21.664 seconds.
Charles Leclerc was fastest in the first practice session at the Italian Grand Prix on Friday, posting a time of one minute and 22.140 seconds
Dutch Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc tops second practice session in front of Max Verstappen's home crowd
Charles Leclerc topped the times ahead of team-mate Carlos Sainz as Ferrari spoiled the party in second practice for a huge crowd of local fans at the Dutch Grand Prix
Formula 1: Charles Leclerc calls for 'tear-offs' ruling as Ferrari bid to bounce back in Dutch Grand Prix 2022
Speaking to reporters ahead of this weekend's Dutch Grand Prix, the second race in a trio of events that wind up the European part of this year's championship, the Ferrari driver made clear he did not blame his rival.
Leclerc appeared to have resolved his doubts and committed himself again to leading Ferrari's bid for a first title since Kimi Raikkonen's triumph in 2007
The 24-year-old Monegasque, showing he has recovered from the trauma of his crashing exit while leading last Sunday's French Grand Prix, clocked a best lap in one minute and 18.445 seconds, two-tenths clear of Norris.
The Monegasque driver, who led for 18 laps, lost control of his car at the high-speed Le Beausset corner where he spun and slowed before hitting the tire barriers.
It was Verstappen's seventh win this season and the 27th of his career and a blow to Leclerc's challenge in the opening race of the second half of the season.
Sainz had nothing at stake since he was starting from the back of the grid after multiple engine-part changes, so Ferrari used him to give Leclerc a tow on his two runs in Q3.
The Ferrari pair swapped fastest laps in a closely-contested session in bright sunshine, Sainz making light of the prospect of a 10-place grid penalty for Sunday's race after taking new power-train components.
Lewis Hamilton took third ahead of his Mercedes teammate George Russell in cars that had both needed hefty repairs after crashes in Friday qualifying
Charles Leclerc left the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in defiant mood after Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix and insisted that he can overhaul Max Verstappen to win this year’s world championship.
Charles Leclerc will start the Canadian Grand Prix from the back of the grid on Sunday after Ferrari decided to replace his complete power unit.
Charles Leclerc is expecting another bumpy ride this weekend as he bids to put Ferrari's reliability problems behind him and re-boot his title challenge at the Canadian Grand Prix.
Charles Leclerc could be forgiven for wondering what precisely he has done to deserve such a miserly return on his mastery in Saturday qualifying in the Formula One world championship.
Verstappen extended his Formula One championship lead by winning the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday after Leclerc retired from the lead with an engine failure.