Charles and Arthur Leclerc will pay tribute to their late father, Hervé, at this weekends Monaco Grand Prix.
This weekend also marks the first time that both Charles and Arthur are set to compete around their hometown streets with Arthur making his first racing appearance in the principality with Formula 2.
In a video shared to Instagram, the Leclerc’s revealed tribute helmets to their late father Hervé.
“It’s Monaco race week, a very special week for us,” said Charles.
“Our father was the first Leclerc [to race in Monaco], I was the second Leclerc to drive these streets and now the third Leclerc [Arthur] will have his first GP this year”.
Both Charles and Arthur will be running with helmets that are heavily inspired by that of their father, utilising the colours of Monaco while also reflecting their ties to Ferrari.
“Our father gave us the passion for racing. I’m sure he will be very proud to see us both racing in Monaco,” Charles added.
This weekends Formula 2 running will be the first time that Arthur will race around the streets he grew up on.
“It’s crazy for me to be racing here. It’s the first time for me, this morning was very weird to wake up, get dressed and put the red shirt on and then go to work and walk out from home,” he said.
“I’ve always wanted to race in Monaco. It’s such a special race and was the first race that I watched back when I was a kid.
“When I was growing up, I was going to Monaco to watch the races on Sunday. Hearing the cars pass while I was in the grandstand hoping that one day it would be me in the cars.
“It’s a really special weekend for me and that’s why I did the helmet to pay tribute to and commemorate this moment.”
Born in 1963, Hervé Leclerc competed in European Formula 3 championships during the 1980s. He passed away in June 2017 at the age of 54 following long illness.