Ferrari sign Leclerc’s brother Arthur to driver academy

17-01-2020 10:27 | Updated: 17-01-2020 12:16
by Bevan Youl
F1 News
Ferrari sign Leclerc’s brother Arthur to driver academy

Charles Leclerc’s brother, Arthur, has been signed on to the Ferrari Driver Academy as he joins Prema Powerteam in the Formula Regional European Championship for 2020.

Charles Leclerc made his way through the ranks of the FDA when he was signed in 2016, winning back to back championships in GP3 and Formula 2 before debuting for Sauber in Formula 1 in 2018, and then Ferrari in 2019.
 
And now the 22-year olds brother could follow the same path after the Arthur Leclerc was announced as part of the FDA after scoring one win and seven podiums in the German F4.
 
After signing with Prema he said: “I am really happy to announce that I will drive in Formula Regional with one of the best teams in junior series.
 
“I did my very first test in single-seaters with Prema two years ago and I have always dreamed to race with them.
 
“This great opportunity comes with another big chance for me, as I am proud to announce that I am joining the Ferrari Driver Academy.

“I am very grateful for the support and the trust given to me. I cannot wait to be back in the racing seat.”

Team principal Angelo Rosin added of the 19-year old: “We are absolutely looking forward to having him in our talent pool.

“In the early stages of his career he made the most out his chances to race, so we are confident about the potential for 2020 especially given how we saw him perform as a contender.

“He is an outstanding addition to the team, and our side we are determined to work as hard as we can to make the difference for our drivers.”

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