The Ferrari driver became intrigued by the endurance race this year, as he witnessed the victory of the Prancing Horse’s Hypercar team at the event.
During his recent appearance, he expressed his willingness to participate in the Circuit de la Sarthe in the future. Now, he has shared an additional proposal on how he intends to approach this opportunity.
In a special interview with Motorsport.com, Leclerc revealed that he has frequently considered the idea of racing alongside his brother Arthur, who is currently competing in F2 and is also a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy.
Leclerc was questioned about considering joining forces with his brother for Le Mans, to which he responded, “Absolutely… on numerous occasions.”
“I definitely have a desire to do it at some point, especially with my brother. However, I am uncertain about the likelihood of this occurring.”
Leclerc proposed that Ferrari’s current WEC driver, Antonio Fuoco, who happens to be one of his close friends, is the probable choice for the team’s other teammate.
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Leclerc mentioned, “Antonio is also a member of the Ferrari family. He happens to be one of my closest companions, and we have known each other since childhood. Antonio is already preparing for that particular day!”
“Let’s determine the feasibility and success of incorporating our plans, considering that we all participate in distinct categories. However, there is a possibility in the future.”
Leclerc observed this year’s Le Mans race with great interest, as Ferrari achieved a remarkable victory upon their comeback to the top category. This marked their first triumph since 1973, when they secured pole position but ultimately finished in second place.
After his experience, Leclerc expressed his delight in being able to witness such a significant moment for the Maranello operation while speaking to the Eurosport channel.
“It is an incredibly exhilarating feeling, particularly with a Ferrari emerging victorious,” he remarked. “It is truly remarkable to make a comeback after such a long time. A truly unique occurrence.”
Unfortunately, the second Ferrari encountered misfortune as we had a minor collision, possibly with a smaller rock, which damaged one of the radiators. As a result, we suffered a significant loss of time. Nevertheless, I was present to provide support and I am genuinely delighted that Ferrari emerged victorious. Overall, it was an extraordinary encounter.
“I am immensely proud of Ferrari’s accomplishments today; it has been an extraordinary experience.”