Roger Federer, also known as “The Swiss Perfection”, “The Master”, “His Majesty”, among others; is a tennis player, businessman, and philanthropist, born in Basel, Switzerland, on August 8, 1981. Federer is considered by many analysts, athletes, players and much of the specialized press, as the best tennis player in history and one of the most outstanding athletes of all time.
Federer holds the most representative male tennis record, being the tennis player who has won the most Grand Slam tournaments, with 19 championships in 29 finals played. Throughout his career has eclipsed multiple generations of tennis players, dominating the sport, also stands out as the tennis player with the most number of weeks at the top of the ATP classification, with 302 weeks as number 1 of the world, without a doubt, a legend for the so-called “White Sport.”
Roger Federer was born in Binningen, a Swiss commune in the canton of Basel-Campiña is the youngest son of Lynette and Robert Federer, his only sister is called Diana, today, all are part of the Roger Federer Managment company. Federer stood out as a great athlete since he was a child, practicing sports such as basketball, soccer, among others. However, he opted for tennis, a sport he started practicing at the age of 8.
He speaks four languages fluently: English, German, Swiss German and French. Roger is married to former tennis player Mirka Vavrinec since 2009, whose union has four children, Myla and Charlene (twins), born on July 23, 2009, and Leo and Lenny (twins), born on May 6, 2014.
Talk about Roger Federer means to refer to one of the most significant pages in the history of tennis. His idols of childhood were Stefan Edberg, who in the end would be linked some period as his coach; Boris Becker and Pete Sampras. At the age of 14, Federer was already the national champion of all groups in Switzerland and was chosen to train at the Swiss National Tennis Center in Ecublens.
Playing in the Junior category, Roger won the Wimbledon Open in 1998 in singles and doubles, he was also runner-up in the U.S. Open, reaching 5 Junior ITF Championships in singles, which was already seen as a sports promise.
In his first year as a professional (1999), Federer finishes among the 100 best tennis players in the world; ranking that would improve in his second year of activity, in which he managed to get into the 30 best pre-classifieds.
2001 is one of the most representative years in the history of the Swiss tennis player, because, he would achieve his first professional title, winning in the final of Milan to Julien Boutter. Months later, Federer would give a severe blow to authority beating Pete Sampras in the Wimbledon Open, tournament in which the American had forged the best of his career to consecrate 7 times champion; undoubtedly, this victory directed the spotlight towards the young Federer, even though in this edition he was eliminated in the quarterfinals. Many agree that that afternoon of Wimbledon in which Roger Federer beat Pete Sampras, there was an exchange of testimony, a change of baton in the hands of the young promise that would soon begin to dominate the circuit.
His first Grand Slam would be at Wimbledon in 2003, defeating the Australian Mark Philippoussis in a comfortable final. No doubt, the reign of Roger Federer had begun. Since 2004, he won 11 Grand Slam tournaments of 16 possible, reaching the final in 13 of them; during the 2004, 2005 and 2006 seasons he kept a winning strake` of 92%.
By 2008, Roger Federer faced one of the most difficult years of his career, for the first time in 4 years he is about to finish a season without a Grand Slam title. In addition, he falls for the third consecutive time in the finals of the Open of France, Roland Garros, a tournament that has already become an obsession for the Swiss, and which is now dominated by Rafael Nadal, his greatest rival.
At Wimbledon things are not better, Federer loses to Rafael Nadal the final of the London tournament for the first time in 6 years, which prevents him from accessing his sixth crown at Wimbledon. However, the end of the season would bring a reward, the title of the US Open, his 13th Grand Slam.
Around 2009, Roger would start a completely renewed season. However, he falls in the final of the Australian Open against Rafael Nadal, to see and feel dejected, the Swiss tennis star in one of the most emotional episodes in the history of tennis, to mourn inconsolably at the time of the awarding before the astonished gaze of his contender and the audience of the Rod Laver. The specialized analysts assured that the time to win Roland Garros for the Swiss had already passed, supporting his theory that Roger was not in his best shape. Moreover, Roland Garros had an indestructible competitor, the Spanish Rafael Nadal. However, Roger Federer would give a blow of opinion when beating Rafael Nadal in the final of Madrid, at home, and on brick, announcing that his intentions to seek the French Open had great determination. Federer advanced to the semifinals like Rafa. However, the Spaniard would stumble against the Swede Robin Söderling, losing the first Roland Garros match of his entire career; of course, the reflectors more than in the Swedish rested on the Swiss.
Federer had the great opportunity to reach his most desired trophy, the most elusive, and which he would achieve by beating Söderling, reaching the Grand Slam in the Race (All Grand Slam titles), in one of the most glorious days that tennis has had. Impelled by his recent success in France, Roger is on track to win Wimbledon with a new motivation, to become the best male tennis player in the history of Grand Slam tournaments, a feat he would achieve when he reached his 15th big title. Roger would reach the Australian Open in the 2010 season. For the first time since 2003, in 2011, Roger Federer did not win a Grand Slam tournament, and although the Swiss manage to be crowned in ATP tournaments, there are those who say that time has taken its toll on the performance of the Swiss, who is easily overtaken by his biggest contenders in matches to 5 sets.
In 2012, when overcoming a back injury, Roger, the great Federer would reach his Grand Slam number 17 to obtain the crown of Wimbledon, his seventh crown. From then Roger Federer accuses the inevitable wear of the age, and although his purified technique continues causing chaos, the games to 5 sets are still a difficulty for the Swiss.
Federer would spend 4 years without winning a single Grand Slam, and painful and early eliminations arrive; the analysts echo the facts and assure that: “The Swiss is for big games, but not for big tournaments”. The 2016 season would become atypical for the Swiss, for the first time in his career he would undergo an operation (in 18 years of career). Besides, he would retire early in the season, the first without titles in his career.
In 2017, Roger Federer announces his return to the courts, and although the specialized press does not believe that Roger will get titles soon, without a doubt, his return to the courts captures the attention of the world sport. Federer would reappear in Australia in search of his 18th Grand Slam title. He would begin the first rounds with solvency, showing a renewed tennis, a recovered physique and a strategy that allows him to shorten the points. Surprisingly, Federer would advance to the final, and in it he would meet a Rafael Nadal in similar conditions, a renewed Nadal; playing one of the most epic matches in the history of tennis, looking down on the decisive set, Roger would get his best repertoire to go up the set, take the match, and to the amazement and joy of world assistants and spectators, Roger Federer would reach his 18th Grand Slam, a record breaking title that deepens the worldwide belief that the Swiss are one of the greatest athletes in history.
2017 continues its course, and in an unprecedented event, Roger Federer before the astonished look of the sports world, surprised to win the first Master 1000 of the season, by beating his compatriot Stan, in the final of Indian Wells, and becoming the oldest player to get a Master 1000 title. The next challenge was the second Master 1000 of the season and a challenge known as the Sunshine Double, that is, achieve the titles of Indian Wells and Miami in a row. Roger would start the championship with the mentality that reaching the semifinals would be enough, a great goal fulfilled. Nevertheless, he ended up reaching the final of the contest, where he faced Rafael Nadal, with the antecedent of having defeated him in the semifinal of Indian Wells, and with a streak of three games in his favor of consecutive form, but Federer would be awarded the final, the title, the sunshine double; it would extend his winning streak to four against the Spanish, and would climb to the fourth position of the ATP ranking. In addition, he would show a level, which for the specialized press, is the best of his versions, and yes, at his 35.
At the end of March, Federer announced that he would enter a stage of rest until the next Grand Slam, Roland Garros and that his next big goal will be to win Wimbledon for the eighth time in his career. Weeks before starting Roland Garros, and before his absence during the preparation tour in the clay courts, Federer announces that he will not compete in Roland Garros, a decision that would imply that all his expectations were on Wimbledon.
In his return from his break, and as preparation and adaptation to the grass, Roger Federer debuted in Stuttgart. To the surprise of many, Roger fell in the first round against Tommy Haas, thus adding, just his second loss of the season. However, several analysts do not take for granted that Roger is not in a position to dispute Wimbledon, as he came from a break to competing.
Federer’s next challenge would be Halle’s ATP, a tournament he had already won 8 times, and which would serve as preparation to face Wimbledon. Federer would consecrate for the ninth time, after beating Alexander Zverev in the final by a convincing 6- 1 and 6-3. So then, Roger would reaffirm his status as a favorite to win the Grand Slam of the turf. Although, much of the criticism and the specialized press included Roger Federer in the deck of favorites to win the London Open, the idea that at his 35 achieved a tournament of these dimensions was a great challenge. Roger chose to evade his favoritism, seeing in tennis players like Rafael Nadal, Djokovic and Murray, greater chances of winning the Grand Slam. However, the future of the tournament would leave out these great rivals just before the semifinals while Roger would advance to this instance. Already in the semifinals, his favoritism was unobtainable, was the best pre-classified of the four tennis players who remained in dispute, and the idea that the Grand Slam number 19 and his eighth Wimbledon could arrive, was increasingly possible. Roger would advance to the final, defeating in semifinals Tomas Berdych in straight sets, and that would advance to the Wimbledon final without conceding a single set, in a fact that was not achieved since Rod Laver did. In the final, Marin Cilic awaited him, a tough adversary who until now had performed in great form in London. However, and despite the fact that Roger’s favoritism did not predict an easy development, the match was given in a simple way, a masterful Roger Federer before a Cilic absolutely surpassed by the stage, by the historical appointment, and by his rival. In straight sets, Roger Federer would reach his eighth Wimbledon and his Grand Slam number 19, thus becoming the oldest player to reach that record and those great achievements, surpassing the 1100 victories, reaching his ace number 10,000 and sowing as third seed, with the great expectation of reaching the top of the ATP ranking once again.
A true legend that exhausted by the ink of the world press to cover his feat and limited the qualifiers to describe his sporting greatness. However, 2017 had prepared greater things for Roger Federer. His new marketing agency would devise a unique event, called Laver Cup, a tennis event between selected tennis players from Europe and other parts of the world. In its first edition, the Laver Cup would have a particular ingredient, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were part of the same team and would pair in the modality of doubles, a fact that generated a great expectation. In the development of the Laver Cup, the European team initially won the international team with great solvency, and the pair of doubles formed by the Swiss and the Spaniard would achieve a tight victory, which left some of the most emblematic postcards in the history of the tennis. However, a Berdych (European team) out of form, and a surprise defeat of Rafael Nadal led to the competition was defined in a final game: Nick Kyrgios vs. Roger Federer. The final was developed in a spectacular way, initially dominated by the young Australian who would take the first set and dominated part of the second. However, Federer would take the game to the final tiebreak, taking the second set in a tie-break; the final tiebreaker was dominated by Kyrgios. Surprisingly, the Swiss managed to overcome the tiebreaker and take the game, in what would be one of the most contested and highest levels games of the 2017 season, giving Europe the first Laver Cup.
2017 did not stop for a Roger who takes the season with caution, dosing efforts. He would be part of the Asian tour playing the Master 1000 of Shanghai, reaching the final, where he would meet again with his eternal rival, Rafael Nadal. Undoubtedly, the changes in the game tool and technique, which the Swiss star incorporated, were fundamental to compensate for the weaknesses that the Spanish had previously exploited in their direct confrontations. The capacity of Federer to subdue Rafael Nadal has been unquestionable in the 2017 season, and in his last confrontations. In the final of the Master 1000 of Shanghai, Roger would overcome with an amazing solvency to the Spaniard, with a score of 6-4, 6-3; in an authentic last, where Nadal had no reaction in any part of the meeting. For Roger, this would mean his fifth consecutive victory against Rafael Nadal, and his Master 1000 number 27.
Federer would be cited as usual in the Basel tournament, making progress without frights to face in the final to the Argentine Juan Martín del Potro. In a very disputed final, the Swiss would impose with partial 6/7, 6/4, 6/3. Achieving this way his eighth title of Basel and seventh title of the season, a fact that would mark without a doubt a return without equal in the history of tennis, a historical renovation.
Although the top of the ATP ranking was getting closer, Federer, faithful to his effort, pillar of his performance at 36, decided to get off the Master 1000 in Paris, so then, the fight to finish the season at the highest of the ranking is resigned, and very sure it will be the Spanish Rafael Nadal who finishes as number 1 in the season.
Roger Federer is preparing to play the much-appreciated tournament of Masters. 2018 would start for Roger Federer very different to 2017, from expectations. It is worth considering that 2017 was a revelation, taking into account the time he spent outside the circuit. However, by the beginning of 2018, Federer’s favoritism was a reality. The season began for the Swiss disputing the Hopman Cup, along with his compatriot Belinda Bencic, getting the title for Switzerland, after 17 years of having achieved it with Martina Hingis. So then, the focus was on the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open, for which, he was considered by the press as the great favorite, despite his 36 years of age. The Australian Open aroused great curiosity, especially to know the level with which the tournament Rafael Nadal would face; the reappearance of Novak Djokovic, and of course, the idea that Federer could defend the title obtained in 2017.
The tournament was advancing without setbacks for Federer, who agreed to final instances without conceding sets. On the contrary, his most representative rivals were left on the road, to be cited in the grand final against Marin Cilic, whom he would defeat by 6/2, 6/7, 6/3, 3/6, 6/1 in a game that extended by five sets and that concluded in a new consecration of the Swiss, who reached the threshold of the 20 titles of Grand Slam, surpassing his own record and until now sowing a big question: How much more can Roger Federer win?
If anything has marked the career of Federer have been his Grand Slam titles. Roger is winner of a total of 90 ATP titles and has won more than 1100 games; he is winner of the Davis Cup for Switzerland and is an Olympic medalist (gold in doubles and silver in singles); he has won 6 ATP Masters tournaments, and holds an endless record of records, such as
- Recognized as the number 1 of the year by the ATP in 5 opportunities: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009.
- Recognized by the public as the favorite tennis player in 13 consecutive opportunities: 2003 to 2015. Re-elected in 2016.
- Record of 302 weeks as number 1 in the world
- Record of 14 consecutive seasons in the top 10, only behind of Connors • Record of being the tennis player with more titles in: Halle (9), Basel (8), Wimbledon (8), Cincinnati (7), Dubai (7), ATP World Tour Finals (6), Australian Open (6) Hamburg (4) and Doha (3)
- One of the 8 players to win all the Grand Slam
- 27 titles of ATP 1000. • Winner of 65 consecutive matches on turf.
Outside the courts
If there is a phrase that defines Roger Federer is: “A gentleman inside and outside the court”. In fact, there is no athlete in the world who enjoys more popularity than the Swiss tennis player, who was recognized in 2011 as the 2nd person with the highest reliability index in the world, behind Nelson Mandela and ahead of renowned personalities of the size of Bill Gates, Oprah, Bono, among others.
Roger founded in 2003 the Roger Federer Foundation, focused on helping sports and educational projects in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and Switzerland, reaching donations for more than 15 million of dollars, helping more than 277,000 children; activities in which not only provides financial aid but also actively supports, participating in social, cultural and sports events. Regarding business, the brand Roger Federer is one of the most recognized sports.
His earnings are appreciable in all aspects, a large part of this is derived from what the Swiss athlete represents, which has managed to lead an unblemished life, which has allowed him to be for many years the image of brands such as Rolex, Mercedes Benz, CreditSuisse, swears, Möet, Wilson, Nike, Sunrise, NetJets, Lindt, among others.
His style is also a great value recognized, numerous magazines and brands highlight him as a man with class, recognized in 2016 as the man with more style according to the GQ scale. His RF clothing brand is undoubtedly a bulwark in the world of fashion, especially in sportswear.
The story of Roger Federer is not over yet…
Travis Kelce Biography
Travis Michael Kelce (October 5, 1989) is an American football player born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United States. He is known for being the tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs and is regarded as one of the NFL’s best.
Travis Kelce is an American football player born in Ohio, United States. He comes from a family where his father, Ed Kelce, worked as a sales representative, while his mother, Donna Kelce, had a previous career in banking as an executive. Additionally, he is the younger brother of Jason Kelce, who is also a prominent American football player.
He attended Cleveland Heights High School, where Travis Kelce actively participated in a variety of sports during his school years, including baseball, American football and basketball.
During his school years, Travis Kelce showcased his excellence in American football. As the quarterback for The Tigers, he excelled for three consecutive years and earned recognition with All-Lake Erie League honors. In his senior year, he achieved an impressive total of 2,539 offensive yards. Additionally, he ran for 1,016 rushing yards and scored 10 rushing touchdowns, while passing for 1,523 passing yards, tallying 21 passing touchdowns, despite facing eight interceptions in the 2007 season.
Upon commencing his college life, Travis Kelce enrolled at the University of Cincinnati, where he joined the football team, the Cincinnati Bearcats. One of the key reasons that led him to choose this institution was the presence of his older brother, who was already studying there and playing as the left guard for the Bearcats.
In his first season in 2008, Kelce saw action in 11 games, playing various roles, including tight end and quarterback in the Wildcat formation. That year, he managed eight carries for a total of 47 yards and scored two touchdowns, in addition to one reception for three yards. However, the following season was overshadowed by a suspension due to a team rules violation. This suspension stemmed from Kelce failing a drug test, testing positive for marijuana.
At this critical moment, the presence of his older brother, Jason, assumed an essential role. Jason intervened with the coach on Travis’s behalf, pledging to look after his younger brother and keep him away from trouble, keeping him focused on the game. It is rumored that even during that time, Jason improvised a bed next to his own to be able to watch over and support his brother closely.
This strategic approach bore fruit when, following a one-year suspension, Travis Kelce experienced two consecutive truly outstanding seasons. However, it was his final college season that shone the brightest. During this culminating period, he managed to establish impressive personal records: catching 45 passes, amassing 722 receiving yards, maintaining an outstanding average of 16.0 yards per reception, and scoring 8 touchdowns. Not only that, but he also earned well-deserved first-team honors in all conferences, solidifying his remarkable career in college football.
Travis Kelce joined the Kansas City Chiefs as a third-round selection, picked 63rd overall during the 2013 draft. His commitment to the team was officially sealed on June 6, 2013, when he signed a 4-year contract valued at over 3 million dollars, including a generous signing bonus of 700 thousand dollars.
Travis Kelce has spent ten years in the NFL, and during this time, he has amassed a series of notable achievements. Starting with his career with the Kansas City Chiefs, the team secured two Wild Card playoff berths in the 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 seasons. In 2014, they had an exhilarating game against the Colts that ended in a 45-44 defeat. In 2016, they swept past the Texans with a score of 30-0 but then fell to the Patriotsby 27-20.
Kelce’s consistent growth as a standout player led to a contract renewal in late January 2016. On this occasion, he agreed to a 5-year extension worth an impressive total of 46 million dollars, further solidifying his pivotal role in the team and his contribution to the Chiefs’ success.
As for his personal statistics, Kelce has accumulated an impressive total of 10,344 receiving yards through the air and has scored an astonishing 69 touchdowns. His NFL success currently places him fourth on the list of receiving yards by tight ends in the league.
Two-Time Super Bowl Champion: LIV and LVII
In terms of more recent achievements, in the 2019-2020 season, Travis Kelce became the champion of Super Bowl LIV when the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers with a score of 31-20. Then, in the 2022-2023 season, he secured the title of Super Bowl LVII champion by defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, the team where his brother Jason Kelce plays. His NFL career continues to soar, and his legacy in professional American football promises to keep growing in the years to come.
Alongside his brother, Travis Kelce co-hosts a podcast titled “New Heights Show”.
The love life of the American football player has always been a subject of interest. It is known that he has been linked to one of the iconic pop figures, Taylor Swift. The singer was seen in Travis Kelce’s family suite, accompanied by Donna, the player’s mother.
Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift
The beginning of this story and the connection between these two celebrities trace back to early July 2023 when Taylor Swift performed at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. At the end of that same month, Travis shared on his podcast with Jason that he attended Taylor Swift’s concert and wrote his personal number on a friendship bracelet, one of those typically shared among fans and the singer at her concerts. However, unfortunately, this action did not lead to any concrete relationship.
Rumors of a possible relationship between both celebrities began circulating on the internet on September 12th. Despite having been seen together on several occasions, neither Travis Kelce nor Taylor Swift have officially confirmed their relationship at present.
Oscar Piastri Biography
Oscar Jack Piastri (April 6, 2001) is a Formula 1 driver born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He has garnered recognition as one of the youngest drivers on the Formula 1 grid, and he is affectionately nicknamed “The Prodigy Kid”.
Oscar Piastri is an Australian Formula 1 driver. He is the son of Chris Piastri and Nicole Piastri, of Italian origin.
From a young age, the little Piastri showed his interest in cars. In fact, his favorite bedtime stories were about “Cars”. His parents began to notice his fascination with engines and decided to support him in this.
At the age of six, he started becoming a remote-controlled car enthusiast. So much so that he participated in national remote-controlled car competitions.
Beginnings: Karting, Formula 4, Formula 3, and Formula 2
Oscar Piastri started in karting, standing out from a young age. He won several national championships in Australia. Later, his family moved to England to support his career. In 2016, he transitioned to single-seater Formula 4 racing in the United Arab Emirates, achieving multiple podium finishes. In 2017, in the British Formula 4 championship, he secured six victories and finished as the runner-up behind Jamie Caroline and ahead of Logan Sargeant.
In 2018, Oscar Piastri entered Formula Renault 2.0, earning three podiums in his debut season. The following year, he competed again in the same category and clinched the championship title.
However, it was in the 2020 season when his talent truly shone. Taking part in the thrilling FIA Formula 3 Championship, he showcased exceptional performance that led him to clinch the title. His ability to maintain consistency, speed, and tackle challenges on the track stood out and captured the attention of the motorsport world. In an exciting season finale, he secured the championship with just two victories.
In early 2021, Alpine made the decision to include Piastri in their academy, providing him with a significant opportunity to benefit from the extensive testing program designed for Fernando Alonso’s return to Formula 1. In the same season, Oscar Piastri moved up to Formula 2, where he joined the Prema Racing team.
His performance in Formula 2 was outstanding, securing six victories and showcasing even greater mastery than in Formula 3. With a remarkable display, Piastri clinched the championship in this category.
His Move to Formula 1
Following his triumph in Formula 2, regulations do not allow him to continue in the same category after his victory, and with no available seat in Formula 1, Oscar accepts the role of a reserve driver at the Alpine team. However, a promising opportunity arises as McLaren and Alpine reach an agreement for Piastri to take on the role of a reserve driver within the British racing team.
Alpine had plans for an agreement with Williams for Piastri to make his debut as a full-time Formula 1 driver in 2023. However, the unexpected move of Fernando Alonso to Aston Martin altered the situation, and Alpine confirmed him as a regular driver for that season. Surprisingly, Oscar Piastri turned down this offer in a critical message towards Alpine that no one anticipated.
“I understand that, without my agreement, Alpine F1 have put out a press release late this afternoon that I am driving for them next year. This is wrong and I have not signed a contract with Alpine for 2023. I will not be driving for Alpine next year”.
Piastri successfully reached a direct agreement with the McLaren team, with whom he had already carried out prior simulation tasks. In this way, Oscar would join Lando Norris at the McLaren team for the 2023 season. However, unfortunate legal complications arose due to the dispute between McLaren and Alpine.
Ultimately, a court validated Piastri’s contract with McLaren over Alpine’s. While the French team did not achieve the outcome they were hoping for, they sought financial compensation for the investment they had made in the development of the young Australian driver.
Oscar Piastri made his debut at the Bahrain Grand Prix, where he started strongly in the eighth position. Unfortunately, he retired on the fourteenth lap due to a steering wheel issue that prevented his car from restarting.
So far this season, Piastri has had a notable performance by finishing fifth in the Hungarian Grand Prix. He began from the fourth position and even reached second place before the first pit stops.
At the Belgian Grand Prix, his performance continued to impress as he secured the second position in qualifying for the sprint race, trailing just 0.011 seconds behind polesitter Max Verstappen. This marked his best starting position up to that point. During the sprint, he showcased his prowess by overtaking Max Verstappen in the pits and leading a Formula 1 race for the first time in his career. Despite his brilliant start in Belgium, his luck took a drastic turn in the fourth lap when a spin by Fernando Alonso triggered a safety car, allowing Verstappen to pass him on the Kemmel Straight. Despite this setback, Piastri demonstrated his potential and skill in Formula 1.
During the Belgian GP, Piastri was involved in a collision with Spanish driver Carlos Sainz, leading to both of them being knocked out of the race. In post-race interviews and statements, Sainz attributed the mistake to the Australian, labeling it as optimistic and inexperienced.
McLaren: Piastri’s Teammates
Teammates that Oscar Piastri had at McLaren during his Formula 1 career with the team:
- Lando Norris (2023-Present): Oscar joined to replace Daniel Ricciardo at McLaren due to his underperformance. Since his arrival, the driver has established a strong working chemistry with Lando.
Oscar Piastri: 2023 season
In the thrilling ongoing 2023 Formula 1 season, the talented Australian driver Oscar Piastri currently holds the eleventh position with 34 points, having secured 0 wins and achieved 0 podiums. The leaders of this season so far are Max Verstappen, Sergio Pérez, and Fernando Alonso, who have showcased their skills on the track and occupy the top positions in the championship.
The driver is very private about his personal and intimate life. Since 2022, he has been romantically linked with Lily Zneimer. They have been seen together at various events, enjoying their relationship and appearing happy. Oscar Piastri seems to enjoy keeping his love life private.
Facts about Oscar Piastri
- His racing number is 81.
- His parents are of Italian descent.
- He stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall.
- He has sisters, but more information about them is unknown.
- He started in Karting at the age of 9.
Charles Leclerc Biography
Charles Marc Hervé Perceval Leclerc (October 16, 1997), better known as Charles Leclerc, is a Formula 1 driver hailing from Monte Carlo, Monaco. He is an automotive prodigy who dominates the track with his dazzling talent. With an innate skill, Leclerc has left an indelible mark on Formula 1.
Charles Marc Hervé Perceval Leclerc, known as Charles Leclerc, was born in Monaco. He is the second child of Hervé and Pascale Leclerc. His father was a racing driver in his youth and the founder of the French automotive parts manufacturer Mecaplast, while his mother is a hairdresser and owner of a beauty salon located in the Principality of Monaco. He has two brothers: Lorenzo, the eldest, holds a degree in administration and business, and Arthur, the youngest, is currently a Formula 2 driver.
He studied at Lycée Albert 1er in Monaco, where he completed his secondary education.
Leclerc’s father, who had experience up to Formula 3, played a fundamental role in his motivation and in instilling his passion for motorsport. As a result, Charles’s first steps in the world of racing took place at Philippe Bianchi’s track, a French friend of his father, located in Brignoles, a town between Nice and Marseille. Philippe is the father of Jules Bianchi, a driver who was eight years older than the young Leclerc, and they established a strong friendship.
Beginnings: Karting, Formula Renault 2.0, Formula 3 and Formula 2
Charles Leclerc started his career in karting at the age of 8 and quickly excelled in the sport. He won multiple championships in Monaco and abroad, establishing his reputation as a young promise in motorsport.
By mid-2010, Hervé realized that he didn’t have enough money for his son to finish the karting season. At that moment, Charles received support from his close friend, Jules Bianchi, who reached out to his manager, Nicolas Todt, the director of All Road Management, a company that represents drivers. Nicolas Todt provided assistance to help Charles Leclerc move forward in his racing career.
In 2011, he became the karting world champion in the KF3 category. Leclerc has also competed in other categories, such as KF2, where he achieved significant victories. His talent in karting caught the attention of the motorsport industry, and he became a member of the ARM company.
Charles Leclerc began his single-seater career in the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Championship with the Fortec Motorsports team in 2014. In that season, he secured seven podium finishes, including a double victory in Monza, which allowed him to finish second in the championship. Additionally, he won the Best Rookie award in the last race of the season in Jerez. Charles also participated in some races of the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup as a guest driver with Fortec Motorsports, obtaining three second-place podiums at Nürburgring and two second places at Hungaroring.
In 2015, Charles Leclerc took his first steps in Formula 3, competing in the European Formula 3 Championship. He had an excellent start to the season, securing a victory and two podiums in the opening round at Silverstone, followed by another win at Hockenheimring. Although the results were not as remarkable in the following races, Leclerc won the Rookie Championship title in that championship.
In the last month of 2015, Charles Leclerc had the opportunity to participate in evaluation tests with the ART Grand Prix and Arden International teams. The following year, in February 2016, his entry as a driver for the season was confirmed. ART Grand Prix placed their bet on him, and at the end of the competition, Leclerc was crowned champion after securing three victories and surpassing the second-placed driver, Alexander Albon, with a comfortable 25-point lead.
In March 2016, it was announced that Charles Leclerc would join the prestigious Ferrari Driver Academy as one of their two drivers. His skill and determination caught the attention of Ferrari, one of the most iconic Formula 1 teams, signing him for their young driver program. Additionally, he was given the role of development driver for both Haas F1 Team and Scuderia Ferrari. As part of his position as a third driver, Leclerc had the opportunity to participate in practice sessions for four Grand Prix races throughout the season.
For 2017, Charles Leclerc competed in the Formula 2 Championship with the Prema team. He won two of the first four races but faced difficulties at the Monaco round. However, he secured victories in Baku, Spielberg, and Silverstone. In October, he clinched the championship by winning the 19th race of the season, adding up to a total of six wins, with three races still to go.
Leclerc was promoted to Formula 1 in 2018 as a driver for Sauber, currently known as Alfa Romeo. During his rookie season, he impressed everyone with his speed and driving skills, achieving notable results and outperforming his teammate on several occasions.
Charles Leclerc had an impressive start to the season, matching his teammate Marcus Ericsson’s points tally in just 8 races, despite Ericsson having competed in 83 races previously. His standout performances, such as reaching Q3 and qualifying in eighth place in France, as well as his sixth-place finish in Azerbaijan, sparked rumors of a potential move to Scuderia Ferrari. Furthermore, at the Red Bull Ring, Leclerc contributed to Sauber securing a notable result with both drivers in the points, something that had not happened since early 2015.
Sauber: Leclerc’s Teammates
The teammates that Charles Leclerc had at Sauber during his Formula 1 career with this team were as follows:
- Marcus Ericsson (2018): Leclerc made his Formula 1 debut in the 2018 season alongside Marcus Ericsson as his teammate at Sauber.
Scuderia Ferrari: 2019-Present
In 2019, Charles Leclerc fulfilled his dream by joining the main team of Ferrari in Formula 1. Although he had an adaptation period in his first year, he proved his worth with impressive performances, including his first victory at the Belgian Grand Prix. His aggressive driving style and ability to handle pressure made him one of the most exciting and promising drivers on the grid.
Since his arrival at Ferrari, Leclerc has made a mark. In 2020, despite the challenges of the less competitive Ferrari, he secured a second place in Austria and continued to add podium finishes throughout the season. In 2021, he started a new chapter with Carlos Sainz as his teammate, achieving pole positions in Monaco and Baku, and securing his first Grand Chelem at the 2022 Australian GP.
Leclerc’s talent and determination were once again evident in 2023 when he secured pole position at the Azerbaijan GP in the thrilling new race format. His trajectory at Ferrari has been a constant ascent, establishing himself as one of the brightest stars in Formula 1.
In 2023, Ferrari’s drivers have faced setbacks with the team and technicians, which has negatively impacted the performance of Leclerc and Sainz Jr. Recently, the team has shown deficiencies in managing various situations. An example of this occurred during the qualifying session for the Canadian Grand Prix when Charles requested a tire change during his pit stop. However, the Ferrari team denied his request, citing that Max Verstappen, a driver from Red Bull Racing, had not done so yet. As a result, Leclerc missed out on the starting grid. However, due to a penalty imposed on his teammate Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc managed to advance to the tenth position, securing a place within the top ten.
Ferrari: Leclerc’s Teammates
The teammates that Charles Leclerc had at Ferrari during his Formula 1 career with this team were as follows:
- Sebastian Vettel (2019-2020): Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel were teammates at Ferrari for two seasons. During this time, there were moments of close competition and rivalry between the two drivers.
- Carlos Sainz Jr. (2021-Present): Leclerc shared the team with Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr. at Ferrari. Both drivers have formed a young and talented duo during this period, becoming fan favorites both on and off the circuits.
Charles Leclerc: 2023 season
In the thrilling ongoing 2023 Formula 1 season, the talented Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc currently holds the seventh position with 80 points, having achieved 0 wins and secured 2 podiums. The leaders of this season so far are Max Verstappen, Sergio Pérez, and Fernando Alonso, who have showcased their skill on the track and are occupying the top positions in the championship.
Charles Leclerc, the talented Formula 1 driver, has had romantic relationships that have captured the attention of the media and followers. For three years, he was in a relationship with the Monegasque model and influencer, Charlotte Siné. However, in December 2022, both celebrities publicly announced the end of their romance through a statement shared on social media.
Before his relationship with Charlotte, Leclerc had a girlfriend named Giana Gianni, affectionately known as Gigi. Their relationship lasted for about four years but came to an end in September 2019. According to what Gigi shared on her social media, the breakup was due to Charles wanting to focus on his professional career. Interestingly, just a month later, the driver was already in a new relationship and publicly displaying it on social media.
The surprising part is that Leclerc’s new girlfriend turned out to be none other than Charlotte Siné, who shockingly happened to be one of Gigi’s best friends.
2023: New Relationship
Charles Leclerc is currently in a relationship with Alexandra Saint-Mleux. The official confirmation of their romance took place in May 2023, although there had been speculation about their bond for several months before, as they had been seen together on various occasions, including during Paris Fashion Week.
Alexandra Saint-Mleux is nearly five years younger than Leclerc. She is a student of Art History in Paris, France.
Father of Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc has faced challenges both on and off the circuits. Unfortunately, in June 2017, his father lost his life after bravely battling cancer. This tragic loss has left a deep impact on Leclerc’s life.
During his stay in Monaco for the Grand Prix, as an emotional tribute to his father, Charles and his family took a photo alongside the helmet his father used to wear. It’s important to note that his father was his biggest supporter and a crucial pillar in his racing career. Despite his absence, Hervé couldn’t witness his son’s debut or see him become a part of Formula 1.
Tragedies: Deaths of Loved Ones.
- The Passing of Jules Bianchi: One of the most impactful tragedies in Leclerc’s career was the death of his friend and mentor, Jules Bianchi. Bianchi, also a Formula 1 driver, suffered a serious accident during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix and remained in a coma for nine months before passing away in July 2015. Bianchi’s loss was a devastating blow to Leclerc, who saw Jules as an older brother and a source of inspiration in his career.
- The Passing of His Father: In June 2017, Charles Leclerc experienced another tragic loss with the passing of his father, Hervé Leclerc. Hervé had been a pivotal figure in supporting and nurturing Charles’ racing career, and his sudden death deeply affected the Monegasque driver.
- Fatal Accident of Anthoine Hubert: During the Formula 2 race at Spa-Francorchamps in August 2019, a serious accident occurred involving several drivers, including Anthoine Hubert. Sadly, Hubert lost his life in the incident. Leclerc, who had been a teammate of Hubert in the lower categories, was deeply affected by the loss of his friend and rival.
Charles Leclerc has appeared in several visual works, including:
- “Lightyear” (2022): Charles Leclerc provided his voice for the Italian dubbing, for a cameo in the “Toy Story” spin-off, “Lightyear”. He portrays one of the two guards sent to take away Sox the cat. In the Spanish (Spain) dubbing, the same character was covered by Carlos Sainz.
- “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” (2023): This series covers various aspects of Formula 1, both on and off the track. It follows Charles Leclerc’s journey from his time at Sauber (now Alfa Romeo) to his current involvement with Scuderia Ferrari. In addition to Leclerc, the series delves into all the drivers, their teams, and the racing stables in depth.
Musical works in which Charles Leclerc has participated:
- “AUS23 (1:1)” (2023).
- “MIA23 (1:2)” (2023).
Facts about Charles Leclerc
- His racing number is 16.
- He is the second-youngest driver to debut with Scuderia Ferrari.
- His favorite food is tortellini pasta.
- He enjoys playing paddle tennis.
- His nickname Lord Perceval was given to him by his Ferrari teammate, Carlos Sainz Jr., who considered the name suited him well.
- He is a music enthusiast.
- He plays the piano and has released his own songs.
- One of his inspirations in F1 was Ayrton Senna.
- One of his favorite TV series is “La Casa de Papel”.
- During the pandemic, he streamed on Twitch with several other drivers, including Max Verstappen, Lando Norris, Alex Albon, and George Russell.
- He speaks Italian, French, English, and some Spanish.
- There is an iconic video of an interview from his youth where Charles pronounces the phrase “Nothing, just an incident on the race” in a peculiar way. This famous moment occurred after an incident on the track with Max Verstappen. Leclerc’s unique gestures and pronunciation caught everyone’s attention, leading to its viral spread.
- In Italy, his Richard Mille watch, valued at $325,000, was stolen. Charles Leclerc chased the thieves across Italy in his Ferrari.
Carlos Sainz Jr
Carlos Sainz Jr Biography
Carlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro (September 1, 1994), better known as Carlos Sainz or Carlos Sainz Jr., is a Formula 1 driver, born in Madrid, Spain. Recognized worldwide for his success on the most demanding circuits, this Spanish driver has managed to forge his own path in motorsport, defying the expectations imposed by his surname, his father’s fame, and career. Sainz Jr. has carved an impressive career on his own merit.
Carlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro, also known as Carlos Sainz or Carlos Sainz Jr., was born in Madrid, Spain. He is the son of the famous rally driver and two-time champion, Carlos Sainz, and Reyes Vázquez de Castro. He has two sisters, Blanca, who is the eldest, and Ana, who is his younger sister by four years.
His full name is Carlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro Cenamor Rincón Rebollo Birto Moreno de Aranda de Anteruriaga Tiapera Deltún.
During his childhood, Carlos Jr. grew up surrounded by the world of motorsport, as his father and uncle are car racers. When Carlos was two years old, his father discovered him performing Scandinavian flicks in his electric cart. From a very young age, he showed great interest in motorsports. At the age of 8, he began competing in karting, a discipline that would help him develop his skills as a driver.
Carlos Sainz Jr. studied at the British Council School, where he learned English. His family wanted him to pursue a university degree, even though his true passion was to become an F1 driver. He opted to study art history, but his primary focus was always on motorsport.
In his early years in karting, Carlos Sainz Jr. showed exceptional talent and managed to stand out in several national and international competitions. His performance caught the attention of experts in motorsport, who saw in him a promising future in single-seater racing.
Carlos Sainz Jr. took his first steps in the world of karting in 2006, under the guidance of his father. Quickly, he began to achieve outstanding results, securing the third position in the Minikarts Industrie Tournament. In 2008, at the age of 14, Carlos reached a significant milestone by winning the Asia-Pacific KF3 title and obtaining the runner-up position in the Spanish KF3 Championship. His talent continued to shine in 2009, as he became the champion in the renowned Monaco Kart Cup Junior. Additionally, he once again secured the runner-up position in both the European KF3 Championship and the Spanish KF3 Championship. These impressive achievements opened the doors for him to join the Red Bull Junior Team, a crucial milestone in his career.
Formula BMW Europe, Formula Renault 2.0, and Formula 3 Euroseries.
In 2010, when Carlos Sainz Jr. was 15 years old, he made the leap to single-seaters by joining the EuroInternational team in the Formula BMW Europe. During his first season in the category, he showed impressive performance and managed to win the award for the best rookie driver of the year, finishing in fourth place in the championship. This opened the doors for him to continue advancing in his career. Additionally, he simultaneously participated in the Formula BMW Asia-Pacific, where he wasn’t eligible for points, but secured three notable victories. One of them took place in November at the legendary Macau circuit, where he achieved the pole position and led the entire race.
In the following years, Sainz Jr. continued his progression in the lower categories of motorsport. He competed in Formula Renault 2.0 and in the Formula 3 Euroseries, where he achieved good results and earned the respect of his rivals and fans.
Toro Rosso: 2015-2017
Carlos Sainz Jr. joined the Toro Rosso team in the 2015 Formula 1 season. He was selected as a full-time driver alongside his teammate, Max Verstappen, forming one of the youngest pairings in Formula 1 history.
During his first season with Toro Rosso, Sainz Jr. showcased great talent and skill behind the wheel. He quickly adapted to the pace of Formula 1 and achieved notable results in several races. His most outstanding performance came at the Spanish Grand Prix, where he finished in an impressive fifth position on the grid, earning valuable points for the team.
In the third free practice session of the Russian GP, Carlos Sainz suffered a shocking accident that unfortunately forced him to miss the qualifying session. Fortunately, Sainz did not sustain serious injuries and was able to participate in the race. However, due to a brake issue, he was once again forced to retire.
During his second season in 2016, Sainz Jr. continued to accumulate points and showcase his speed and skill on the track. Once again, he achieved notable results, including a sixth-place finish at the Spanish Grand Prix and a seventh-place finish at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
In the 2017 season, Carlos Sainz Jr. remained with Toro Rosso until the United States Grand Prix, at which point he was loaned to the Renault team to complete the season. Despite this team change, Sainz Jr. left a significant mark at Toro Rosso, and his performance was recognized by the motorsport community.
Toro Rosso: Sainz’s Teammates
Carlos Sainz Jr.’s teammates at Toro Rosso during his Formula 1 career with this team were:
- Max Verstappen (2015-2016): Carlos Sainz Jr. shared the team with Max Verstappen at Toro Rosso. Both made their Formula 1 debut that year and formed a young and talented pairing. After a season and a half, Max moved from Toro Rosso to Red Bull Racing.
- Daniil Kvyat (2016-2017): Sainz was teammates with Russian driver Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso. Kvyat returned to Toro Rosso after being demoted from Red Bull Racing. That year, Sainz was transferred to Renault.
In 2017, Carlos Sainz was transferred to Renault as a replacement for British driver Jolyon Palmer, starting from the United States Grand Prix. In his debut with the French team, he achieved an impressive seventh-place finish. Throughout the season, Sainz stood out, securing the ninth position in the championship, surpassing all of his teammates.
In the 2018 season, Carlos Sainz finished in the tenth position in the championship, trailing behind his teammate Nico Hulkenberg, who secured the seventh place. His best race result was a fifth-place finish in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Sainz managed to complete 19 out of the 21 Grand Prix races in the 2018 season but was forced to retire in the British GP due to a collision with the driver Romain Grosjean and in the Mexican GP due to suspension issues. That was his final season with Renault.
Renault: Sainz’s Teammates
Carlos Sainz Jr.’s teammate at Renault during his Formula 1 career with this team was:
- Nico Hülkenberg (2017-2018): Carlos Sainz Jr. shared the team with German driver Nico Hülkenberg at Renault. Both drivers were part of the Renault team during that season.
Carlos Sainz joined McLaren after leaving the Renault team, becoming teammates with Lando Norris. In his first season, he had a challenging start with retirements and a collision, but he later managed to qualify in the points in almost every race, surpassing Pierre Gasly’s Red Bull. He stood out by achieving his first podium at the Brazilian GP, starting from the last position. Sainz became the second driver to accomplish this feat and did so in 101 Grand Prix races, surpassing Martin Brundle’s record. He finished the season in sixth place, being the best driver after Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red Bull.
For the 2020 Formula 1 season, Carlos experienced ups and downs in the early races, notably achieving a fifth-place finish in Austria and a ninth-place finish in the second race. He faced challenges with slow pit stops and punctures but managed a remarkable second-place finish at the Italian Grand Prix. He also had tough moments, like accidents in the first lap during the races in Tuscany and Russia. However, he bounced back and finished in the top seven in the final races, helping McLaren secure third place in the constructors’ championship.
Sainz concluded the season in sixth position in the drivers’ championship, trailing behind the leading teams. By mid-year, Sainz had already been signed by Scuderia Ferrari, making this his final season with McLaren.
McLaren: Sainz’s Teammates
Carlos Sainz Jr.’s teammate at McLaren during his Formula 1 career with this team was:
- Lando Norris (2019-2020): Carlos Sainz Jr. shared the team with British driver Lando Norris at McLaren. Both drivers formed a young and talented pairing during that period.
Scuderia Ferrari: 2021-Present
In May 2020, Carlos Sainz Jr. was confirmed as a full-time driver for Scuderia Ferrari alongside Charles Leclerc for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. In his debut with Ferrari, he had ups and downs in the early races, securing an impressive second-place finish at the Monaco GP. Throughout the season, Sainz showed consistency and achieved two more podiums in Hungary and Russia. In the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi, he finished in third place, surpassing his teammate and Lando Norris in the drivers’ championship, concluding in the fifth position.
The 2022 season was a significant breakthrough for Ferrari, as they returned to the fight for victories and the championship. Carlos Sainz achieved remarkable results, securing podium finishes in several races, including his first-ever victory at the British Grand Prix, where he also clinched the pole position. This triumph made him the second Spanish driver to achieve such a feat, following in the footsteps of Fernando Alonso. In this season, Sainz finished in fifth place in the Drivers’ Championship, while Ferrari secured the second position in the Constructors’ Championship.
In 2023, Carlos Sainz has faced challenges alongside his teammate Leclerc at Ferrari, due to setbacks with the team and technicians that have affected their performance. Recently, the team has shown deficiencies in managing several situations. An example of this occurred during qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix when Sainz’s teammate requested a tire change during his pit stop. Unfortunately, the Ferrari team denied this request, arguing that Max Verstappen, a driver from Red Bull Racing, had not yet done so. As a result, Leclerc was excluded from the starting grid. However, due to a penalty imposed on Carlos Sainz, his teammate Charles Leclerc managed to advance to the tenth position, securing a spot among the top ten.
Ferrari: Sainz’s Teammates
Carlos Sainz Jr.’s teammate at Ferrari during his Formula 1 career with this team was:
- Charles Leclerc (2021-Present): Carlos Sainz Jr. shared the team with the Monegasque driver, Charles Leclerc, at Ferrari. Both drivers have formed a young and talented pairing during this period, becoming a favorite duo among spectators, both on and off the circuits.
Carlos Sainz: 2023 season
In the thrilling ongoing 2023 Formula 1 season, the talented Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr. currently holds the sixth position with 87 points, having achieved 0 wins and 0 podiums. The leaders of this season so far are Max Verstappen, Sergio Pérez, and Fernando Alonso, who have showcased their prowess on the track and are at the top positions in the championship.
Carlos Sainz Jr. had his first girlfriend at the age of 13, maintaining a relationship with her for four years and sharing their first experiences together. The driver has mentioned that he has been emotionally involved with someone for most of his life. However, he considers himself not particularly affectionate and loving in general, reserving those expressions for private moments with his partner and close ones.
Carlos Sainz was in a relationship with Isabel Hernáez, also known as Isa Hernáez. They met through mutual friends, and it was Carlos who was attracted to Isa from the beginning. The relationship was the subject of many rumors, with some considering them the perfect couple, while others claimed it was marked by deceit and infidelity. Although the exact circumstances that led to the end of their relationship are not publicly known, unfortunately, after six years together, their love came to an end. As of now, neither of them has made any statements about the reasons behind this decision.
There were opinions among Carlos Sainz’s fans and followers that pointed to Isa Hernáez as responsible for leaking information about her then-boyfriend’s family. It was rumored that from an Isa Hernáez fan page, all the details of Carlos’s younger sister Ana Sainz’s wedding were leaked. From the date and location to the details of the bridesmaids’ dresses, it all seemed to have been leaked. Additionally, there were rumors that Isa was the one contacting magazines and paparazzi to take photographs and publish articles about Carlos and her, as well as exposing pictures of the Sainz family that no one else had or captured. However, it is important to highlight that these claims are merely speculations, and there is no official confirmation of their accuracy.
Carlos Sainz has appeared in several visual works, including:
- “Sainz: Living to Compete” (2021): This series explores the life and career of Carlos Sainz Jr.’s father during that time. It offers glimpses of the F1 driver alongside his father and family.
- “Lightyear” (2022): Carlos Sainz provided his voice for the Spanish dub of a cameo in the “Toy Story” spin-off, “Lightyear”. He portrays one of the two guards sent to take away Sox the cat. The same character in the Italian dub was covered by Charles Leclerc.
- “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” (2023): This series covers various aspects of Formula 1, both on and off the track. It follows Carlos Sainz’s journey from his time at Renault to his current involvement with Scuderia Ferrari. In addition to Sainz, the series delves deep into all the drivers, their teams, and their respective scuderias.
Facts about Carlos Sainz Jr.
- He loves to eat, and some of his favorite foods are hamburgers and pizza.
- He is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and English.
- He enjoys playing golf.
- He doesn’t think of any other profession beyond being an F1 driver.
- During his childhood and youth, he greatly admired Rafael Nadal, Michael Jordan, and Fernando Alonso.
- He studied art history.
- One of his favorite movies is “The Wolf of Wall Street”.
- In an interview, he said he doesn’t have a specific type of woman he likes; he prefers them to be normal. In the same interview, he admitted to being bottom team.
- He is a fan of Real Madrid.
- His favorite character in Mario Kart is Yoshi.
- He is known as Smooth Operator after a video of him singing this song during a competition was leaked.
- He is a big fan of the American director, Quentin Tarantino.
- His racing helmet always features the flag of Spain and the Virgin of Pilar.
- His favorite number is 5.
- He somewhat identifies with meerkats.
- He’s not a big fan of spicy food.
- His favorite burger preparation includes bacon, cheese, caramelized onions, and lettuce.
- He has a dog named Piñón.
Linda Caicedo Biography
Linda Lizeth Caicedo Alegría (February 22, 2005), internationally recognized as Linda Caicedo, is a professional footballer hailing from Candelaria, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. She is renowned for being the forward of Real Madrid C.F.
Linda Caicedo, the distinguished Colombian professional footballer, has always carried the love for football in her heart since she was a little girl. Accompanied by the encouragement of her parents, Mauricio Caicedo and Herlinda Alegría, Linda pursued her dream with passion and determination. Despite Real Juanchito FC, the school she attended, being primarily oriented towards boys, her skills and dedication led her to become a role model for young female footballers.
It was during this crucial time that Linda perfected her dribbling and shooting skills. This formative period became of utmost importance for the player, who confidently asserts that many of the abilities she possesses today were acquired at that school.
At the age of 10, Linda took her first steps in women’s football by joining the prestigious club Generaciones Palmiranas, known for nurturing prominent figures in Colombian football. During that time, the coach of the senior women’s national team, Felipe Taborda, had the opportunity to witness Linda Caicedo’s talent firsthand. Just a year later, Linda was transferred to Club Deportivo Atlas C.P. a football team founded in Cali by the player Carolina Pineda.
Linda shone in national tournaments, becoming the top scorer on multiple occasions. Additionally, two years later, she stood out in the Selección Valle, earning championships and goals. All of this propelled her towards a professional football career.
Linda Caicedo made her debut in professional football with the team América de Cali, thanks to the recommendation of Carolina Pineda to Marcela Gómez, president of the women’s team. Despite her young age, Linda demonstrated impressive skills that prepared her for the professional game. On July 15, 2019, at just 14 years old and wearing the number 15 jersey, she made her professional debut against Cortuluá. She entered the match in the 74th minute and quickly showcased her charm on the field. Linda Caicedo finished that league as the top scorer. However, she couldn’t participate in the Copa Libertadores Femenina that year due to the regulation stipulating that players must be at least 16 years old, and at that time, the forward was only 14 years old.
In the first quarter of 2020, the young footballer changed teams and joined the azucareras of Deportivo Cali for three seasons. Her first year with the green and white team was not particularly outstanding, scoring only three goals. However, in 2021, she achieved her second national title and made her debut in the Copa Libertadores Femenina, scoring four goals, although the Cali team was eliminated in the quarter-finals.
2023: Real Madrid C.F.
In February 2023, just two days after reaching the age of majority, Linda Caicedo confirmed her incorporation into Real Madrid, becoming the first Colombian to join the women’s team of this prestigious Spanish club. She made her debut with the merengue team a week after the news, in a match against Alhama CF. She entered the game in the 74th minute and had scoring opportunities but couldn’t find the back of the net. On March 9, 2023, Caicedo scored her first goal with the Spanish team in the victory against Villarreal.
Women’s National Team career
Linda Caicedo made her debut with the national team in November 2019. In the 2022 Copa América Femenina, she scored three goals and was named the tournament’s best player. She also stood out in the U-20 and U-17 FIFA World Cups, leading Colombia to the final and receiving awards for her outstanding performances. Her talent has made a lasting impact on Colombian football. In the latter, Linda was awarded the Silver Ball and the Bronze Boot in that tournament.
In 2023, Linda received a call-up to participate in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. At just 18 years old, this talented footballer from Valle del Cauca achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first Colombian, including male players, to score in all categories of the World Cups.
Her first World Cup was the U-20 in 2022, where she scored a brace against New Zealand on August 16th. Later, she participated in the U-17 World Cup, scoring another brace against China on October 15th, 2022, one against Mexico on October 18th, and another against Tanzania on October 22nd. Her exceptional performance has turned her into a shining star of Colombian women’s football.
Linda Caicedo’s love life has piqued the curiosity of many of her followers. As of the current date, it is known that the footballer has been in two public relationships. In early 2023, videos surfaced showing her in the company of a young woman from Cali, but weeks later, Linda was seen with another person. This woman, named Valentina Herrera, appears to be her current partner, and both reside together in Madrid.
Battle Against Cancer
At the age of 15, Linda Caicedo received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
“What I remember was that I had to undergo surgery one day, and I felt really bad (…) I thought I wouldn’t return to top-level football”.
In the year 2020, when Linda was part of Deportivo Cali’s squad, she faced a difficult situation due to her diagnosis of ovarian cancer. During that season, she couldn’t showcase her best performance due to this illness. In April of the same year, Linda began her treatment to combat cancer. As a result, she experienced hair loss, leading her to wear a wig during a match against Junior, an experience that showcased her bravery and determination to push forward amid adverse circumstances.
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