Charles Leclerc has thrown his support behind the Italian Red Cross fundraising efforts alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paolo Maldini to provide relief amid the coronavirus crisis.

The Ferrari driver has asked his followers to help the Italian Red Cross by donating any amount of money they can afford to fund its charity efforts during the health emergency.

Italy remains one of the worst-hit countries by the COVID-19 outbreak with over 143,000 cases, while over 18,000 deaths connected to the virus which remains the highest total of any nation worldwide.

The country has been in lockdown for close to one month, with Ferrari stopping its operations since March 19 amid the F1-wide shutdown period which will last for at least five weeks.

“In this moment of emergency even the tiniest action can lead to an enormous result,” Leclerc posted on his social media channels. “Let’s join together and continue fighting this challenge with courage. Help me support those who never give up.”

So far the initiative, which is also backed by Italian celebrities and other sports stars, has raised over €63,000.

For more information on the Italian Red Cross support efforts and how to donate please follow this link.

Leclerc has remained busy at home in Monaco by training and taking part in F1’s Virtual Grand Prix. The Monegasque driver made his debut in the Esports series last weekend and stormed to victory for Ferrari.