Charles Leclerc reveals Ferrari plan after recent triumph

Charles Leclerc and Ferrari have struggled in 2023, falling down the pecking order after a strong 2022 campaign.

Charles Leclerc has revealed that he’d love to partner his brother Arthur Leclerc, and Antonio Fuoco at the Le Mans 24 Hours, a race he plans to participate in one day.

Leclerc was recently at Le Mans to watch Ferrari claim the Hypercar class win and the overall victory of the historic race, which in many ways tests drivers to their absolute limit.

It’s a race the Ferrari driver intends to win himself one day, perhaps with the Italian manufacturer.

Reigning World Champion Max Verstappen has also expressed his interest in racing at Le Mans one day, potentially in a team consisting of two-time World Champion and Le Mans winner Fernando Alonso.

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Verstappen has raced in the legendary race before, albeit the simulator version.

Leclerc versus Verstappen could quite possibly happen at the Le Mans 24 Hours in the future, which would be a spectacle to behold.

What’d perhaps be even more special would be the two Leclerc brothers partnering one another.

Arthur is currently 14th in the Formula 2 Drivers’ Championship and is racing for DAMS.

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The young driver is part of the Ferrari Driver Academy, making a future with the manufacturer a possibility for him.

Whilst Charles is unsure if him and his brother will get the chance to race together at Le Mans, it’s “definitely” something he wants to make happen.

“It’s definitely something I want to do one day, and with my brother for sure. But I don’t know if this will happen,” Leclerc told Autosport.

Leclerc’s 2017 Prema F2 team-mate Fuoco is the other driver the 25-year-old wants to partner at Le Mans.

2017 was Leclerc’s title winning F2 season, prior to his F1 switch with Alfa Romeo in 2018.

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Fuoco is currently a World Endurance Championship driver with Ferrari but wasn’t part of the team driving the winning Ferrari car earlier in the summer.

“There’s Antonio [Fuoco] also, he’s part of the Ferrari family,” Leclerc said.

“He is one of my best friends and we grew up together. He is already training for that day.

“Let’s see if it’s possible and if it works out with all of our plans, because we obviously all race in different categories. But maybe one day.”