Charles Leclerc Regrets His ‘Useless’ Exercise

Published 12/23/2021, 4:19 AM EST


Charles Leclerc is one of the most talented drivers on the Formula One grid. Leclerc is remembered for his iconic victory at the Italian Grand Prix. Ferrari has bet heavily on the young ace and many believe that he is a potential world champion.

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Leclerc is also known for his fun personality off the track and some of his antics have become viral among not just F1 fans but in the motorsport community in general.

In 2021, when he was asked about the most pointless thing he has bought, Leclerc doesn’t hesitate to answer about his banana suit. So, what is the banana suit?

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Charles Leclerc talks about the most pointless thing he has purchased

In 2020, Formula One drivers were entertaining the F1 fanbase through their shenanigans in their videos. One incident that is most loved by the F1 community is Leclerc wearing his banana suit and saying, “I have never looked so good.”

Formula One F1 – Mexico Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 4, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

When he was asked what is the most pointless thing he purchased during the lockdown, Leclerc quickly answered, “A banana suit. definitely. I mean that was the useless thing I have ever done in my life.”

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How did Leclerc perform in 2021?

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The Ferrari driver had a disappointing season in 2020 as he grabbed two podiums, and managed to bag just 98 points which resulted in him finishing eighth in the drivers’ championship.

Formula One F1 – Mexico Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 6, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in action during qualifying REUTERS/Andres Stapff

In 2021, he certainly improved; even though he managed to grab just one podium, he was able to score 159 points, finishing seventh in the driver’s championship.

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Now with winter break on, Leclerc will aim to improve himself and hope to take the Italian team to the next level in the upcoming season. What are your predictions for the Monegasque racing driver as he prepares to tackle the challenges that await him in 2022? Let us know your predictions in the comments section down below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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