Michael Schumacher, who was driving for Ferrari at that time was already an F1 legend while Leclerc was a budding academy racer for the same team

A picture of Michael Schumacher signing an autograph for a young Charles Leclerc has gone viral on the internet. Both Schumacher and Leclerc were a part of the Ferrari set-up then. The image is apparently from the 2006 French Grand Prix.

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Charles Leclerc was nine years old at the time and was taking part in the French Kart Cup, his second international event in his very young career. He was one of the lucky children who had the great opportunity of receiving an autograph from the seven-time Formula One world champion.

Charles Leclerc has always admitted that his biggest dream was racing for Ferrari, a dream that became true starting with the 2019 Formula 1 season, his second year in F1, when the Maranello team, impressed by his performances for Alfa Romeo, gave him the opportunity of driving one of the cars built by the Italian side, after the Monegasque driver developed in the Ferrari Driver Academy under the watchful eye of Massimo Rivola.

Fans react to the adorable old picture from 2006

Fans absolutely love the picture of nine-year old Leclerc receiving an autograph from the legend, Michael Schumacher. Let us take a look at few of the most interesting reactions on Twitter.

“A champion with a little champion” – a fan beautifully summed it up.

“A day to remember Charles getting a autograph by Micheal”, wrote another fan.

Another fan tweeted – “his dream to be part of his fave race team finally came true years ago.”

“this is so cute omg best thing to wake up to”, tweeted another fan, echoing similar sentiments.

https://twitter.com/HScurlls/status/1549324188883755008?t=yL6Jzs3akoKhYl_PMCbieQ&s=19

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