Arthur Leclerc (22), Charles’ brother, has been promoted from Formula 3 to Formula 2. His arrival was announced on Monday by the Dams team.
After the Schumacher brothers, soon the Leclerc brothers in Formula 1? We are still a long way off, but a step was taken on Monday, with the signing of Arthur, Charles’s 22-year-old little brother, with the Formula 2 Dams team, when he was playing in Formula 3, at Prema, since 2021.
Having worked in Formula 4, test driver in Formula E, then driver in Formula Regional Europe before F3, the Monegasque continues to climb the ladder towards Formula 1 and can still believe in his dream of joining his brother, who is three years older than him. Arthur Leclerc, who is also part of the Ferrari Academy, has just finished sixth in the Formula 3 season, notably with a victory (at Silverstone) and a second place (in Bahrain) on the clock.
Pic is delighted to recruit Leclerc
« I am delighted to take the step into Formula 2 with DAMS in 2023. They are a very successful team who have achieved great results in the championship, and I hope to be part of it and continue the success of the team. Charles Peak (the former French F1 driver, who bought Dams in February, editor’s note) has done an incredible job of helping the team get back to winning ways throughout the season and I hope to continue that momentum next year. We have a lot of work to do before the start of the new campaign in Bahrain in March, and I can’t wait to start post-season testing in Abu Dhabi! »
From Wednesday to Friday, Arthur Leclerc will indeed have the opportunity to test Dams’ Formula 2 single-seater, which finished sixth in the constructors’ championship with Israeli Roy Nissany and Japanese Ayumu Iwasa. (who won the last GP of the season this Sunday). ” We have seen his talent and skill throughout his career so far, and he has shown in the last two years in F3 that he is capable of fighting for wins. We are delighted to have him in the car for post-season testing in Abu Dhabi, in preparation for next season. The team is aiming for a strong campaign in 2023, and we have no doubt that the addition of Arthur will help us achieve our goals. “said Charles Pic for his part. The 2023 Formula 2 calendar will have 14 rounds, and therefore 28 races, the first in Bahrain on March 4.