Charles Leclerc to take on sporting legend in Monaco

Charles Leclerc is looking forward to his home Grand Prix around the iconic street circuit of Monaco, with plenty of pre-race events to entertain fans.

Charles Leclerc is set for a different sporting challenge in Monaco this week ahead of the classic Grand Prix.

Taking part in the Monaco World Stars Charity Football Match, Leclerc will have beat a sporting legend on the pitch to take the victory.

Tennis Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic will captain the opposition, pitting the Monegasque and Serbian against one another.

30 celebrities are scheduled to take part in the event, which has become a feature of the pre-race events in the iconic city, including jet ski world champion Lisa Battaglia.

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Joining Leclerc’s 11 will be his Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz, Alpine’s Pierre Gasly and Aston Martin’s Ferando Alonso.

While they have been involved in the past, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen are not currently expected to take part.

Leclerc will be looking to finally secure a victory in Monaco after he was cruelly denied victory in 2022 by a poor strategy call that saw him go from the lead to P4.

In Monaco, Leclerc recorded a P18 in his debut Formula 1 season, a retirement in 2019, failed to start in 2021 and a fourth place finish in 2022.

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Ferrari will be equally keen for their hometown hero to experience success, as the team looks to mount a comeback in the Constructors’ Standings, currently sitting in P4 behind Red Bull, Aston Martin and Mercedes.

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Ferrari’s attempts to fight back through the grid could face a challenge from Mercedes, as the Silver Arrows bring a series of upgrades to the street circuit.

Mercedes had planned to unveil their revamped design at Imola but the cancellation of the Grand Prix saw them push back the roll out to Monaco.

Ferrari was thought to be preparing a slate of upgrades to their underperforming car but have reportedly chosen to postpone it until after Monaco, believing that the tight track is too risky a place to debut new parts.