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The year Leclerc fully revealed his star status

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In the latest feature in our series looking back on the 2010s, we revisit Charles Leclerc's sensational Formula 2 season - where he strode among on-track highs and lows, as well as tragedy away from motorsport, to earn a place on the Formula 1 grid

It might seem odd, given his ultimately irresistible rise to the front of the Formula 1 grid on the back of a superb junior career, but until the 2017 Formula 2 season, Charles Leclerc had not fully confirmed his superstar potential.

After all, plenty of junior drivers with influential and experienced backers don't shine as brightly as their early promise suggests.

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Series Formula 1 , FIA F2
Drivers Charles Leclerc
Teams Scuderia Ferrari
Author Alex Kalinauckas