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Charles Leclerc's brother Arthur joins the Ferrari Driver Academy

  • Published on 17 Jan 2020 12:27
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Ferrari has announced that Arthur Leclerc, the younger brother of its full-time F1 racer Charles Leclerc, has joined its driver academy.

Ferrari has also added Swede Dino Beganovic to its roster, following his performances in karting.

In 2019, Leclerc competed in the Formula 4 ADAC championship, finishing the season in third place with one pole position, one race win and eight podium results.

His single race win came at Hockenheim, as he crossed the line under the watch of Charles, who celebrated his win in parc ferme with him.

Leclerc will race in the Formula Regional Championship with Prema this year.

Laurent Mekies, Scuderia Ferrari Sporting Director, said: “It’s been a busy winter for the Ferrari Driver Academy.

"We have been trying to build up the best development programme for our drivers in 2020, with a significant increase in their activities and training programme at our headquarters in Maranello.

We have also been scouting for more talented youngsters and we are happy today to announce that Arthur and Dino are joining us for what’s going to be a very exciting season.

"We have FDA drivers in all the categories of the FIA single-seater ladder and our focus will be on supporting them the best we can in their development as racing drivers and as young individuals.

"All of us in Maranello are very much looking forward to seeing how our nine young drivers will perform over the coming months.”

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  • The kid doesn't look 19, he looks about 12. Good luck to him. It sure would be nice if one of the teams had a drivers academy in the US. IndyCar just doesn't seem to be a good training ground for F1 candidates.

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    • Jan 18 2020 - 07:30
    • Hahahaha, true, but didn't we all? Hell, I got a "memory" from 2014 a while ago, and my word I looked like a kid! :)

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      • Jan 18 2020 - 16:37
    • *memory on Facebook, I might add...

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      • Jan 18 2020 - 19:16
    • Perhaps because you were? :)

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      • Jan 19 2020 - 05:33
    • Hehehe, borderline kid for sure. I would say my childhood ended around 17, 18, since that's where I started taking care of 50% of the household work and begun providing for my family, something I've done since, but I suppose that doesn't necessarily make one an adult. :)

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      • Jan 19 2020 - 08:14

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