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The little white lie Ferrari's Leclerc told his dying father

Just before Charles Leclerc's father died in June 2017, his son told him a little white lie. Leclerc was in the middle of his Formula 2 season, a member of the Ferrari driver academy, and being widely tipped for a graduation to Formula 1 the following year. He knew his father, Herve, was close to the end. So Charles told Herve that he had been guaranteed an F1 drive for 2018. Only he hadn't. "It was a bit earlier than I had really signed," Leclerc recalls, "but in the end I didn't lie because I am here and now in Ferrari, which feels incredible." He says his father's ambition for his son was "to be in F1 and to be world champion. I haven't done that yet but I will...
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