Charles Leclerc is a Monégasque racing driver, currently racing in F1 for Scuderia Ferrari contracted until the end of the 2024 season

He won the GP3 Series championship in 2016 and the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017

He was born in 16 October 1997 (age 24 years), Monte Carlo, Monaco

In eight qualifying sessions this year, he has been fastest in six while he has taken second place in the other two

The fact Leclerc's Ferrari is so fast over one lap but more evenly matched with the Red Bulls in the race is one of the reasons this year's world championship is so exciting

Leclerc is undoubtedly making a claim for the title of Formula 1's fastest driver over a single lap

His Baku pole position lap was the latest example of his pinpoint precision & masterful speed

as he came close to the barriers on the apex and exit of almost every corner without once looking out of control.