Motorsports: Arthur Leclerc takes on new role as development driver at Scuderia Ferrari 

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Arthur Leclerc, the 23-year-old younger brother of Ferrari’s Monegasque F1 driver Charles Leclerc, has been snapped up as a development driver for the Italian manufacturer after being released from the team’s academy at the end of last year. 

Leclerc had been at the Ferrari Driver Academy since 2020 and had enjoyed some success in the Formula Regional European Championship and F3, but managed just 15th place in the F2 rankings after moving up in 2023. 

Ferrari confirmed at the end of the year that he would be leaving the academy, but hinted that his affiliation with the manufacturer would continue. Now that role has been confirmed.  

As announced on 27th January, the younger Leclerc’s future with the Maranello marque now looks increasingly secure following the news that he has taken up a new position as a development driver.  

“Arthur Leclerc is joining Antonio Fuoco and Davide Rigon in the role of Development Driver,” read the Ferrari statement. “The job entails mainly working in the simulator, on car development, set-up work and updates introduced during the season. The Monegasque is also racing this year in the Italian GT championship in a Scuderia Baldini 27.” 

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Ferrari hasn’t wasted any time in putting Leclerc to work and got him on the track in late January for a three-day Pirelli test session in Barcelona. On 29th January, he piloted a F1 car – a 2022 F1-75, for the first time in his racing career.  

Charles Leclerc posted a video of himself and his youngest sibling sharing that inaugural F1 experience on social media.  


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Photo source: Arthur Leclerc, Facebook