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Leclerc hits wall but on pole again for Azerbaijan sprint

Red Bull's Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen each had another lap to beat Leclerc's time but fell short, with Perez placing second and Verstappen third.

Formula One F1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan - April 29, 2023 Ferrari's Charles Leclerc reacts after taking sprint poll REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/Pool(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 29, 2023 05:46 PM IST
AP |

Verstappen emerges victorious in French GP, Leclerc meets race-ending crash

Verstappen was in the lead following the incident. He led the race till the very end and cruised to a comfortable victory and extended his championship advantage over Leclerc to 63 points.

Max Verstappen(AP)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 11:15 PM IST

Max Verstappen cashes in as Charles Leclerc fluffs his lines

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has made far too mistakes in the first six races of this season and the Dutch reigning champion has punished him

Former F1 driver David Coulthard says Verstappen has shown more maturity this season(REUTERS)
Published on May 26, 2022 12:01 AM IST

Charles Leclerc takes pole ahead of Max Verstappen at Spanish GP

Leclerc went 1 minute, 18.750 seconds around Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. He dropped Verstappen in a Red Bull to second by a margin of 0.323 seconds as Leclerc won his fourth pole of the season and 13th of his career.

Charles Leclerc.(REUTERS)
Published on May 21, 2022 09:50 PM IST
AP | , Montmelo

Charles Leclerc wins Bahrain GP as Max Verstappen retires near the end

Seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton took an unexpected third place after Sergio Perez's Red Bull also retired with the finish line in sight as the race finished under a yellow flag.

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco wins the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix it in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday.(AP)
Published on Mar 21, 2022 12:08 AM IST
AP | , Sakhir

Charles Leclerc takes pole for Bahrain GP ahead of Max Verstappen

It is the same track where the 24-year-old Leclerc from Monaco got his first pole, in his first season with Ferrari in 2019, earning him a phone call from friend Prince Albert of Monaco.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc celebrates pole position after qualifying.(Pool via REUTERS)
Published on Mar 19, 2022 10:49 PM IST
AP | , Sakhir

Verstappen wins Monaco GP, takes F1 title lead from Hamilton

Max Verstappen took the lead in the Formula One championship race for the first time in his career with a dominating victory Sunday at the Monaco Grand Prix, his first win on the vaunted circuit.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates winning the Monaco Grand Prix.(Pool via REUTERS)
Published on May 23, 2021 08:56 PM IST
AP | , Monaco

Ferrari's Leclerc isolating after positive Covid-19 test

Leclerc did not say where he might have contracted the virus but was in Dubai earlier this month.

FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - December 12, 2020 Ferrari's Charles Leclerc before practice FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 14, 2021 09:01 PM IST
Reuters |

Ferrari not expecting any miracles after poor Belgian GP showing

Ferrari were dominant at the Spa-Francorchamps track in 2019, finishing one-two in every practice session and locking out the front row in qualifying.

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco leads Renault driver Esteban Ocon of France steers his car during the qualifying session for the Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool via AP)(AP)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 09:50 AM IST
Reuters | ByReuters

Champagne Daruvala

The journey from the Mumbai suburb of Dadar to the very heart of Grand Prix racing has been a little more convoluted for Daruvala. The 21-year-old, however, has expertly manoeuvred his life’s journey through the slick lanes and tight bends.

Jehan Daruvala(James Gasperotti.)
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 11:36 AM IST

Lewis Hamilton wins record seventh British Grand Prix

The defending world champion claimed his seventh British Grand Prix win as Ferarri’s Charles Leclerc came third and Daniel Ricciardo of Renault fourth.

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton punctures near the finish of the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England on August 2, 2020. - Lewis Hamilton wins record seventh British Grand Prix . (Photo by ANDREW BOYERS / POOL / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 09:23 PM IST
Silverstone | ByReuters

Pressure is mounting on Ferrari after one race of F1 season

Instead of closing the gap to front-runner Mercedes this season, Ferrari’s SF1000 car looks slower than last year and is also in danger of slipping behind other teams.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in action during the race.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 10:58 AM IST
SPIELBERG, Austria | ByAssociated Press

F1 Drivers all wear “End Racism” T-shirts, but 6 don’t kneel

Kimi Raikkonen, Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Daniil Kvyat, Antonio Giovinazzi and Carlos Sainz Jr. were those who did not. World champion Lewis Hamilton, the only black driver in F1, wore a T-shirt with Black Lives Matter on the front and End Racism on the back.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and the rest of the drivers kneel on the grid.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 05, 2020 07:12 PM IST
SPIELBERG, Austria | ByAssociated Press

Can F1’s young guns dethrone King Lewis?

OPENER: Leclerc-Verstappen duels could signal a new F1 era as season flags off in Austria

Max Verstappen (L) of Red Bull and Charles Leclerc of Ferrari were third and fourth last year behind Hamilton and Vettel.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 04, 2020 06:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Sebastian Vettel could walk away from F1 for good without right offer

The four-time F1 champion will leave Ferrari at the end of the year after failing to get a new contract. He faces an uncertain future with only limited options available for 2021 and has not started discussions with other teams.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel during the Media day.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 10:08 PM IST
SPIELBERG, Austria | ByAssociated Press

Lando Norris slams ‘salty’ Simon Pagenaud after virtual clash

While there is plenty of light-hearted fun in the digital world, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc playing Fortnite in a banana costume and racing trucks and lawnmowers from his simulator, the competitive spirit is for real.

McLaren's Lando Norris during testing.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 03, 2020 11:18 PM IST
London | ByReuters

I’d be happy for Vettel to stay at Ferrari, says Leclerc

Vettel, 32, is out of contract at the end of 2020 but Ferrari have said he is their first choice, subject to negotiations, to partner the young Monegasque whose deal runs until 2024.

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc, of Monaco, and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, pose for a photo during the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix.(AP)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 11:55 AM IST
LONDON | ByReuters

Lewis Hamilton chases Michael Schumacher as virus overshadows F1 season start

Lewis Hamilton has been the dominant force in recent times, winning five of the last six drivers’ championships, including in 2019 when he passed legendary five-time Argentine champion Juan Manuel Fangio on the all-time list.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates with a trophy after winning the race.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 11, 2020 03:11 PM IST
Melbourne | ByAgence France-Presse

Charles Leclerc extends Ferrari deal until 2024

Charles Leclerc, who joined Ferrari in 2016, has impressed in his first season alongside four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc during a press conference ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 23, 2019 05:36 PM IST
Milan | ByAgence France-Presse

Charles Leclerc keeps UAE third place, Ferrari fined 50,000 euros

The FIA technical delegate found a “significant difference”, later revealed to be 4.88kg, between the amount in the car and that declared.

Charles Leclerc of Monaco puts on his helmet during the first free practice at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi.(AP)
Updated on Dec 02, 2019 04:31 PM IST
Abu Dhabi | ByReuters

Charles Leclerc faces post-race probe on Ferrari fuel irregularity

Charles Leclerc is bidding to overhaul Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to take third place in the drivers’ championship and currently trails him by 11 points.

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco is followed by his teammate Sebastian Vettel.(AP)
Updated on Dec 01, 2019 07:00 PM IST
Abu Dhabi | ByAgence France-Presse

Charles Leclerc rules out team orders, pledges controlled Ferrari aggression

The Monegasque said that he and four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel should be less aggressive and try to avoid another similar collision in the future.

File image of Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc(AP)
Updated on Nov 29, 2019 08:22 AM IST
Abu Dhabi | ByAFP

Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc summoned to explain collision

The pair, who collided while fighting for fourth place on Sunday, were forced to retire from the race, leaving Ferrari embarrassed and pointless and the drivers arguing about who was to blame.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the pit lane during the race.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 06:09 PM IST
Sao Paulo | ByAgence France-Presse

Lewis Hamilton wins sixth world title, closes in on Schumacher record

The 34-year-old Briton fought with ferocious determination to win from fifth on the grid, but was unable to resist the Finn, who started from pole and, with a two-stop strategy, had fresher tyres in the critical final laps.

Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Great Britain holds up the Union Jack.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 11:35 PM IST
Austin | ByAFP

Ferrari reject Max Verstappen ‘cheating’ claims

Verstappen, who finished third behind the Mercedes duo of Valtteri Bottas and newly-crowned six-time champion Lewis Hamilton, said Ferrari had lost their previous speed and form because they had been stopped from cheating by an official technical directive.

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, of the Netherlands, sits in his car.(AP)
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 06:48 PM IST
Austin | ByAgence France-Presse

Charles Leclerc ‘needs to’ help Ferrari improve race strategy

His Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel came home second behind triumphant Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes with Valtteri Bottas third in the second Silver Arrow.

File photo of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 28, 2019 04:46 PM IST
Mexico City | ByPress Trust of India

Charles Leclerc on top in final Mexico practice as illness hits paddock

Leclerc clocked a best lap in one minute and 16.145 to outpace the four-time world champion German by two-hundredths of a second ahead of Valterri Bottas and his Mercedes team-mate and champion-elect Lewis Hamilton.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in pits before practice.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 26, 2019 10:11 PM IST
Mexico City | ByAgence France-Presse

Lewis Hamilton gets sixth title bid off to flying start in Mexico practice

Hamilton’s only remaining rival for the drivers’ championship, Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was down in fifth ahead of four-time champion Sebastian Vettel in the second Ferrari.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during practice.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 25, 2019 10:40 PM IST
Mexico City | ByAFP

Japan GP: Max Verstappen blames ‘irresponsible’ Charles Leclerc for collision

The 22-year-old Dutch driver also questioned the stewards’ response, with an initial announcement that they were taking no further action before they then decided to summon both drivers afterwards.

Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc during a press conference for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit.(AP)
Updated on Oct 13, 2019 05:55 PM IST
SUZUKA, Japan | ByReuters

Valtteri Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix, Mercedes clinch record constructors’ title

Charles Leclerc could only finish sixth in the second Ferrari, meaning Mercedes clinched a record sixth successive constructors’ world championship with their double podium finish.

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates winning the race.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 13, 2019 12:59 PM IST
Suzuka | ByAFP
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