Leclerc’s younger brother joins Sauber Junior Team

Arthur Leclerc
Arthur Leclerc

Arthur Leclerc, the younger brother of Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles, has been added to the Sauber Junior Team roster and will contest the 2019 German Formula 4 Championship.

The 18-year-old Monaco resident graduates to the Sauber Junior Team after claiming two wins on his way to finishing fifth in the driver standings during his first season of car racing in French F4 last year. As part of his development role with Venturi, Leclerc also tested Formula E machinery earlier this year.

Leclerc joins South East Asia F4 champion Alessandro Ghiretti, Czech Republic karter Roman Stanek and French F4 junior champion Theo Pourchaire at the US Racing-CHRS squad.

“I’m super excited to be part of the Sauber Junior Team," Leclerc said.

“It’s a serious program that is affiliated to an F1 team and my brother was part of Sauber as well during 2018. This is an opportunity that means a lot to me.

“My car will be completely different and much faster than the F4 car I drove in France, but my target is to win and move on to the next racing category.

“It’s been great to work with the guys at US Racing and Charouz. It’s a proper team and I already feel really confident with them and the car."

Sauber Motorsport, which runs the rebranded Alfa Romeo Racing entry that Ferrari’s Leclerc made his F1 debut with in 2018, has linked up with Charouz Racing System – which has teams in Formula 2, Formula 3 and regional F4 – to provide young talent with a clear path up the racing ladder.

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