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Charles Leclerc announces split with long-time girlfriend Charlotte Sine

The announcement, which the Ferrari driver made via his Instagram page, marks the end of a trying year.

Charles Leclerc in a file photo. (Twitter: @ScuderiaFerrari)
By Nilavro Ghosh | Dec 7, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Charles Leclerc has made his breakup from his three-year girlfriend Charlotte Sine public. The announcement, which the Ferrari driver made via his Instagram page, marks the end of a trying year in which he lost the F1 championship race to Max Verstappen. Sine, who was also born and raised in Monaco, and Leclerc started dating in 2019.  “Hello everyone, Charlotte and I have decided to end our relationship. We will remain good friends,” he said. “We have shared so many beautiful moments together and she will always be a very special person to me. She is amazing and deserves the best, please respect our decision and her privacy in these times.”

Who is Charles Leclerc?

Charles Marc Hervé Perceval Leclerc is a Monégasque racing driver, currently racing in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari. He was  born 16 October 1997 to father Hervé Leclerc and mother Pascale, Leclerc grew up as the second oldest alongside two other siblings; a younger brother, Arthur, and an older brother, Lorenzo. His grandfather was Charles Manni, founder of Mecaplast. Throughout his childhood and early career, Leclerc maintained a close relationship with the late Jules Bianchi, to whom he was a godson. His father, Hervé, also raced cars, driving in Formula 3 in the 1980s and 1990s. He died after a long illness, aged 54.

Leclerc won the GP3 Series championship in 2016 and the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017. Leclerc became the second-youngest driver to qualify on pole position in Formula One at the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix. The 2019 season also saw Leclerc take his first career win in Belgium. He won the Pole Trophy in the 2019 season, becoming the youngest driver to win it. In 2020, Leclerc also became a model for Giorgio Armani.

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Lecler became the second-youngest driver to qualify on pole position in Formula One at the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix. The 2019 season also saw Leclerc take his first career win in Belgium. He won the Pole Trophy in the 2019 season, becoming the youngest driver to win it.

He won the FIA Formula 2 championship in his rookie season in the main F1 feeder series. In claiming the championship, Leclerc became the youngest ever champion of the main support series for Formula 1 at 19 years, 356 days old, and the first driver since Nico Hülkenberg in 2009 to win the championship in their rookie season (a feat which only Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have previously accomplished) and is the only driver to claim a championship with the Dallara GP2/11 chassis in their rookie season.



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