Charles Leclerc shows Ferrari support at Le Mans after front-row lockout

Sam Cooper
Charles Leclerc points to the Ferrari badge. Baku, April 2023.

Charles Leclerc points to the Ferrari badge after setting pole position at the 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Charles Leclerc was pictured supporting his Ferrari’s colleagues shortly before the team’s historic return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

Ferrrari will start with a front-row lockout in what is their first entry in 50 years at the iconic French circuit and a familiar face has been spotted on the grid to support them.

F1 driver Leclerc was pictured speaking with the Ferrari team just an hour before lights out.

Leclerc will also be supporting one of his own team-mates in the F1 garage as Antonio Giovinazzi, who is fulfilling reserve driver roles at Ferrari, Haas and Alfa Romeo this year, is part of one of the two Ferrari entries.

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2023 is the first time Ferrari have entered Le Mans since their second-place finish in 1973. Having failed to win the race since 1966, Ferrari opted to withdraw from their competition and focused on their F1 efforts but they had previously been a dominant force at what is one of the most challenging races in motorsport.

Ferrari remain the third-most successful team in Le Mans history and will be hoping to add another title to their trophy cabinet. Their best chance of that comes from the team comprising of Antonio Fuoco, Miguel Molina and Nicklas Nielsen who took pole during Friday’s qualifying.

Giovinazzi, along with James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi, will start P2 after Ferrari secured a front-row lockout.