Leclerc volunteering with Monaco Red Cross

Date published: May 1 2020

Felipe Massa thinks Charles Leclerc could be champion before Max Verstappen.

When he is not entertaining the masses on Twitch, Charles Leclerc is helping the Monaco Red Cross as the world continues to battle the global health pandemic.

Leclerc is keeping himself in race mode as much as possible by regularly streaming online and also taking part in the official Formula 1 Virtual Grand Prix series. This weekend at Interlagos, the Ferrari driver is searching for his third consecutive win.

But Leclerc has also been getting behind the wheel of a Monaco Red Cross van to help out those in need in his local community.

Leclerc has been delivering meals to elderly people who are unable to get out and about as lockdown continues, as well as other Red Cross volunteers. His other duty has involved delivering equipment to the Princess Grace Hospital Centre.

In addition to his volunteering work, Leclerc has also been using his streams to raise money for the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Response Fund and has also raised awareness in promoting Princess Charlene’s mask initiative.

Leclerc, who is still relatively new to world of Twitch and online streaming, thinks people are able to see the real him.

“Twitch is something I never thought I’d enjoy and I never saw myself doing,” Leclerc said.

“But actually I really enjoyed it. For the people that follow me, I think it’s the closest you can get to the real me.

“At a track, it’s different, there’s pressure, things like this, so to be yourself is a bit different.

“But playing with all the other drivers, and friends, we’ve been friends for a long time, with Lando, George, Alex, so we can be ourselves and I enjoy it a lot more than I thought.

“It helped me quite a lot to play and stream at the same time to be my real self and show more of my real self, which I sometimes struggled to do at races due to the pressure when things are different.”

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