Charles Leclerc’s quick rise from rookie to Ferrari star has been recognised by two circuits on the Formula 1 calendar, which have named grandstands after the 22-year-old.
Leclerc’s native Monaco has renamed Grandstand K (pictured) between Turns 12 and 13, which overlooks the harbour just before the Piscine complex, which will now be known as the Grandstand Charles Leclerc.
Circuit Paul Ricard in France has followed suit and renamed its main grandstand along the start/finish straight after the Ferrari driver.
It’s not unusual for circuits to name grandstands after local drivers, or those with a link to a circuit, such as Max Verstappen who not only has a grandstand named in his honour at the Red Bull Ring, but also at Spa-Francorchamps which prior to the return of the Dutch Grand Prix this season, acted as his home race for his thousands of fans.
I'm extremely happy to announce that you will now have the opportunity to support me in my own grandstand on different Grand Prix. I will announce later today the first 2 races where there will be a CL grandstand 🙂 pic.twitter.com/90rN6iTVh6— Charles Leclerc (@Charles_Leclerc) January 22, 2020