Share this article

Charles Leclerc Hilariously Rejects Alex Albon’s Williams F1 Request – “I Cannot Wear it Then”

Published 05/06/2022, 4:42 AM EDT

Follow Us

via Reuters

The first-ever Miami Grand Prix is set to kick off this weekend. From the drivers and team to the fans, everyone is excited for the race. In the meantime, there have been numerous PR events to keep the fans engaged and tuned in till race weekend.

America’s Favorite Video Today


Article continues below this ad

Recently, there was a drivers’ meet and greet video uploaded by Formula 1 on YouTube. The video was shot backstage at the opening party, and it features the drivers having a chat and some good laughs.

One funny interaction that caught the eyes of the fans was between Alex Albon and Charles Leclerc. The chat suggested that there could be some moves in the paddock in the near future.

Albon predicts that Charles Leclerc is angling for a move to Williams

The duo could be seen bantering about Albon’s outfit. To which the Williams driver replied, “Please buy the merchandise. It helps front wings, rear wings” trying his best to market his merchandise.

However, suddenly Leclerc, who was loving the outfit, picked up a subtle but not-so-subtle detail about the shirt. The Monegasque exclaimed, “Oh it is a William’s shirt. I cannot wear it then.” 


Get instantly notified of the hottest F1 stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

Nevertheless, Albon was quick to come up with a witty remark. He said, “unless you were to be a Williams driver”.

Leclerc, who still has 4 years left on his current contract at Ferrari, just laughed off the suggestions.

The duo was then further quizzed about their plans for the weekend, and were they to catch up over some golf? To which they both replied that they were busy beyond belief and couldn’t catch a break.

Twitter reacts to other hilarious Leclerc Albon moments

Another incident at the same event involving the duo was when a boom mic ended up interrupting their conversation. The fans loved the incident and are having a hearty laugh about it.


Article continues below this ad


Article continues below this ad

The fans seem to love the banter and vibes between the duo and would be hoping to see more Leclerc-Albon content.

Watch This Story: Butter Fingers Charles Leclerc Mocked for His Botch-Up While Playing Catch With Miami Marlins Superstar

Providing feedback will help us make your experience better.

The Fan's Perspective

Enjoyed Your Read? Let us know how likely you are to recommend EssentiallySports to your friends!

Least Likely

Most Likely



Written by:

Divyansh Priyadarshi


One take at a time

Divyansh Priyadarshi is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his under-graduation in computer science engineering and is naturally drawn to the intriguing data-driven world of Formula 1. Being an author at ES isn't his first stint in penning down thoughts for his favorite sports, as he has a solid prior background in writing content for soccer, NBA, and UFC.
Show More>

Edited by:

Ranvijay Singh