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Leclerc admits concerns when watching brother Arthur race in F3

Charles Leclerc is proud of younger brother Arthur's success in Formula 3, but admits that watching his sibling race can be a stressful experience.

Charles Leclerc admits that he finds watching brother Arthur race in Formula 3 far more stressful than when he is racing himself. As well as being a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, Arthur made his debut in F3 this season and recently earned his first win in the series. Whilst older sibling Charles is proud of the younger Leclerc's success, he is also wary of the dangers he could face. "I'm 10 times more stressed whenever it's him racing compared to when I am racing, because when I have the helmet on, I don't think about the danger of the sport," Leclerc told CNN. "But whenever I see him from the outside, I start to think about all the bad scenarios that can happen."

Leclerc is happy to provide his little brother with advice should he need it, but admits that they do not often talk about racing. "Whenever he needs help, he knows that I'm here for him and he can call me anytime [...] but most of the time, we are just speaking about our lives, just like normal brothers will do," the Ferrari driver explained. It has been a while since siblings raced in Formula 1, with the most famous pairing being Michael Schumacher and younger brother Ralf in the 1990s and 2000s. Perhaps the Leclercs could be next, as Charles hopes to see Arthur alongside him on the grid one day. "I'm just very, very happy to see him doing so, so well," Leclerc said. "I really hope that he will be joining me on the Formula One grid very soon, but it's still a long way to go." In the meantime, Leclerc continues to focus on the here and now. The Monagesque is currently in sixth in the World Championship standings with 80 points, a result that was bolstered by his impressive second place at the British Grand Prix after narrowly missing out on the win to Lewis Hamilton.

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