Scuderia Ferrari Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc has become an ambassador for the FIA’s #3500LIVES campaign. The Formula 1 driver from Monaco joins HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco in his new role. In an interview in the FIA magazine, Charles Leclerc explains why he decided to join the campaign and expresses the importance of pedestrian safety on public roads.
“I think it’s important for all of us to support causes that can improve or even save lives. This applies especially to anyone who is fortunate enough to have a voice in the media and is able to spread important messages on a global scale. Road safety is a series issue that unfortunately causes a lot of despair in the world,” Charles said – “The #3500LIVES campaign can make a great impact at international level and works towards saving the lives of innocent people. It is a cause that I am very happy and proud to have the opportunity to support.”
Charles Leclerc has progressed through the motorsport ranks at speed, as the 21-year-old Monegasque is competing in his second Formula 1 season. Having taken part in karting himself, Charles Leclerc believes the younger generation can learn so much from racing karts.
“There are certainly things that children can learn from karting, such as respecting rules which are designed to ensure that driving is safe for all participants. It is a good way for them to learn how to drive responsibly on the road too and teaches them that they must respect those around them, whether they are fellow drivers or pedestrians.” – he concluded.