Music man Leclerc releases first piano solo single


Charles Leclerc doesn't define himself as an artist, yet the Ferrari driver has just released a surprise piano solo composition in which he showcases his impressive creative and musical skills.

The piece, entitled AUS23 (1:1) in reference to this year's Australian GP, was published out of the blue on Tuesday on all the major music streaming platforms.

Leclerc has often posted pictures and videos of himself displaying his talent behind the piano, and even more so since taking delivery a while back at his upper-level apartment in Monaco of an immaculate white upright Steinway.

In a Stories posted on Instagram, a humble Leclerc presented the instrumental piece but made it a point of downplaying his artistic ambitions.

"I’m a racing driver at first," he said. "And I definitely don’t define me as an artist. But I enjoy what I do."

And so do Leclerc's many fans who gave the Scuderia's charger's musical effort a big thumbs up on social media.

In a separate post on Instagram (see hereabove), Charles shed some light on the composition and on his love of music.

Leclerc started taking piano lessons at the age of six. But in a recent episode of F1's Beyond the Grid podcast, the 25-year-old revealed that he had also started playing the guitar, an instrument that obviously travels a lot easier than a massive Steinway.

Fans of the five-time Grand Prix winner and music alike are sure to be intrigued by this unexpected release and curious to learn more about the inspiration behind it.

Anyone on Spotify can stream the piece here.

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