Charles Leclerc and other F1 stars to faceoff against 22-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic in a charity football match
Baku, May 20, AZERTAC
With the cancellation of the Imola GP, F1 fans will be eagerly waiting for next weekend’s race in the iconic street circuit of Monaco, according to TheSportsRush. However, local boy Charles Leclerc has given F1 fans a midweek fixture to keep an eye out for.
Leclerc will be leading a team of F1 drivers in this year’s Monaco World Stars Football Match. His opposition will be led by none other than 22-Grand Slam winning Tennis star, Novak Djokovic.
The football match which is held annually, is an old tradition in the Principality and raises funds for underprivileged children. The game will take place on the 23rd of May at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco.
Over the years, we’ve seen F1 stars play some scintillating football at the stadium in Monaco, before suiting up for their F1 race. Like every season, the biggest names in F1 are set to take part in the event. However, most of the support at the Stade Louis II will be for hometown hero, Leclerc.
Every year, ahead of the esteemed Monaco GP, celebrities and F1 stars kick off this noble event to raise charity. This year, Charles Leclerc and other F1 drivers will face off against Tennis Ace Novak Djokovic and Co. in the Monaco World Stars Football Match.
Around 30 celebrities are expected to take part in the charity football match. Leclerc will also be joined by his Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz, who is expected to take part in the game.
Leclerc’s close friend Pierre Gasly and Aston Martin driver Fernando Alonso will also play for F1 drivers. Meanwhile, Djokovic’s team will feature the likes of Lisa Battaglia, Flavio Roma, Frederic Dehu, Claude Puel, Sébastien Perez, Greg Campi, and Valentin Liénard
Previously the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Antonio Giovinazzi and Mick Schumacher have also competed in the charity match. Former F1 drivers David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen and Mark Webber have also participated in the game.
During the 3-week break after the 2023 Australian GP, F1 drivers took time off from racing to relax. Charles Leclerc was back home in Monaco and chose to watch some tennis during his weeks off.
The 25-year-old attended the finals of the 2023 Monte
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