Charles Leclerc
SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 16: Charles Leclerc of Alfa Romeo Sauber and France during the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore at Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 16, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)

By the time the 2019 Formula 1 season has begun, the sight of Charles Leclerc seated in a Ferrari race car will be common practice. But it’s not the 2019 season, and Leclerc still has duties to finish up this season at Sauber. But in preparation for next season on Thursday, Leclerc got his first taste of the Ferrari machine.

Charles Leclerc Does 129 Laps In France

The Circuit Paul Ricard played host to the Pirelli tyre testing session for the team. The first day consisted solely of Leclerc driving. 2019 teammate Sebastian Vettel is set to drive on the second day of testing. Pirelli Motorsport tweeted a video of Leclerc driving the car. The tweet read that Leclerc finished off the day with 129 laps in the books. Leclerc will be back in his Sauber car next week when Formula 1 goes to Russia.

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SINGAPORE – SEPTEMBER 16: Charles Leclerc of Alfa Romeo Sauber and France during the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore at Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 16, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)

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