With the F1 online community going crazy for the new Haas livery sporting the new main sponsor colours (Rich Energy), late today an image of Ferrari’s newest recruit – Charles Leclerc appeared on Twitter unexpectedly.
As detailed on the Ferrari website, Charles Leclerc visited Maranello for his seat fitting in the 2019 Ferrari.
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.
Meanwhile, an unknown source has leaked an image of Leclerc wearing his new 2019 Ferrari race suit to a relatively unfollowed Ferrari fan twitter account. Perhaps any TJ13 readers would care to disclose who the 2nd person is in the photo by commenting below.
— Scuderia Ferrari F1 News (@UpdatesFerrari) February 7, 2019
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