Earlier today an image of Scuderia Ferrari’s newest recruit – Charles Leclerc appeared on Twitter unexpectedly. As detailed on the Italian side’s official website, the 21-year-old Monégasque racing driver visited Maranello for his seat fitting in the 2019 Scuderia Ferrari car, which will be officially presented on February 15:
To quote the press release:
“Today, for the first time, Charles Leclerc sat in the Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow car that he will drive during the 2019 season. This morning, the Monegasque driver had a fitting to finalise the shape of the made-to-measure seat of his Formula 1 car. In the factory. While he was at the Gestione Sportiva, Charles took the opportunity to meet Director and Team Principal, Mattia Binotto and say hello to the rest of the team, with whom he will work for the first time at the forthcoming Barcelona test from 18 to 21 February. Leclerc will be the first driver from Monaco to race in Formula 1 for Scuderia Ferrari.
Unveiling. In fact, it’s not long now, just over a week, before the new car is launched. The event takes place at Maranello, on Friday 15 February at 10:45 and the launch will be live streamed on the Ferrari website. The unveiling can also be watched on the Scuderia’s social media channels.”
At the same time, an unknown source has leaked an image of Charles Leclerc wearing his new 2019 Ferrari race suit: