• Ferrari enrolls Arthur LeClerc in their driver academy
  • Arthur took part in the driver academy trials in 2019 and was part of the Sauber junior team
  • Charles LeClerc is the youngest F1 grand prix winner after winning at Belgium and Monza in 2019

Ferrari has just announced they have signed Arthur LeClerc, Charles LeClerc’s younger brother, into their Driver Academy.

Charles was a graduate of Ferrari’s junior program and has gone on to become the youngest Grand Prix winner following the Belgium Grand Prix in 2019.

Arthur's brother, who was born in 2000, is not quite ready to take the wheel of the Ferrari Grand Prix at this time, though he is going to take on the Formula Regional series for Prema Powerteam. It is a series that has valuable super license points on offer.

The 19-year-old was previously part of the Sauber Junior team and took part in the Ferrari Driver Academy trials in 2019. He also raced in German Formula 4, where he took the win and seven podiums to finish in third place for the championship.

His enrollment into the FDA is accompanied by a campaign in the 2020 Formula Regional European Championship with Prema as the Powerteam, which is the same one that his brother won the 2017 European Formula 2 championship.

At Prema, the younger LeClerc is going to race alongside fellow FDA member, Gianluca Petecof.

Arthur LeClerc revealed he is happy to drive in the Formula Regional with one of the best teams in the junior series.

He is going to join eight Ferrari Driver Academy members in 2020, including Mick Schumacher, Robert Shwartzman, Callum Llot, Marcus Armstrong, Enzo Fittipaldi, Giuliano Alesi, Dino Beganovic and Petecof.

FDA technical director, Marco Matassa, stated all of their drivers taking part in Formula 3, Formula Regional, and F4 are newbies in their respective categories, so the season seems it is going to be very interesting and competitive.

In each case, the objectives of the FDA would be to continue to assist them to progress on an individual and technical front in their path towards common objectives.

The sporting director for Ferrari, Laurent Mekies, added that it had been a busy winter for the FDA in Maranello. They have also been scouting for more talented youngsters, and they were happy to announce Dino and Arthur are joining the family for what is probably going to be an exciting season.

It is going to be interesting to see how the younger LeClerc is going to fare in this season and during the initial training with the FDA.

At this time, it seems he is following the exact footprints of his brother and, in a few years, may take the Ferrari seat at Formula 1. If Charles is still with Ferrari, it would be a sight to see the two brothers race for Scuderia.

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