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In the round-up: Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc says he wants to help offer opportunities to young karters who lack the means to progress into higher level competition

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Leclerc eager to support young karting talent in future

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc says he wants to help offer opportunities to young karters who lack the means to progress into higher level competition.

Leclerc, who will enter into his fifth season with Ferrari in 2023, won the FIA’s junior KF3 karting world cup back in 2011 and finished second in the world KZ championship in 2013, beaten by Max Verstappen. The Ferrari driver says he would like to be able to support emerging karting talent in the future.

“I would like to help talented young people, who don’t have the means, to emerge and make their dreams come true,” Leclerc told Gazzetta “But it is a project that takes time and which I therefore see as possible only in the future”.

Verstappen and Perez among the “very best” Red Bull pairing – Horner

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says that the combination of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez is among the best pairing the team has ever had.

Perez joined Verstappen at Red Bull in 2021. In two seasons together, Verstappen has won the world championship in both years and Red Bull were crowned constructors’ champions last season.

“We’ve been fortunate we’ve had some great drivers that we’ve worked with over the years and the current pairing of Max and Checo is right up there with the very best of them,” Horner said

“Occasionally it spills over, but not that often. We’ve been fortunate over the years that you could probably name on one hand the incidences that we’ve had between team mates. Generally they’ve worked they’ve worked extremely well together.”

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