“F*ck Why?!”: Fuming Charles Leclerc Harnesses Inner Michael Schumacher as Ferrari Blunder Jeopardises Monaco GP Victory

Published 05/29/2022, 12:10 PM EDT

via Reuters

Charles Leclerc is channeling a former Ferrari world champion, but not for the right reasons. The Ferrari Monegasque started on pole, an important aspect in Monaco. After a delayed and rolling start to the race because of a heavy downpour, the crew’s job became even more important as strategic decisions took center stage at the Monaco Grand Prix race.

And this is exactly where the Ferrari crew made a mistake. Similar to the qualifying incident, a wrong and confusing call to pit for Charles cost him the race lead. This incident not only put him behind his teammate but behind the Red Bull of Max Verstappen on the track of Circuit de Monaco.


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This incident obviously infuriated Leclerc as we could hear him on the team radio as he entered the pit lane. The Monegasque, having never finished a home race, Was in the best position to not only finish but win the Monaco Grand Prix. But the poor decision-making from the Ferrari crew might have just cost him the race.

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And his frustration was evident as the Monegasque channeled his inner Michael Schumacher during the second red flag incident.

“Box now. Box.” came in the call. But as soon as Leclerc entered the pit, he was asked to stay out. Frustrated, Charles just screamed on his team radio, “F**k! F**K!!! Why? Why?? What a fool!”

Infuriated, Charles Leclerc storms the garage during the red flag

During the second red flag, Leclerc stormed the garage demanding answers for the wrong call. However, we’re not sure how helpful would’ve been the entire exchange. But Ferrari and Leclerc kept calm and focused on finishing the race.

The fuming Leclerc recreated the iconic Michael Schumacher photo as Twitter points out. Both drivers doing the same thing, for the same team just years apart.


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We can all agree the Ferrari pit wall might have just cost Leclerc his first win in Monaco.


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Mahim Suhalka is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. This Sports Management post-graduate is an ardent supporter of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and their lead driver, Lewis Hamilton. The fact that Lewis dominated one of the most expensive sports in the world for all these years, despite his humble beginnings, has been a huge inspiration for Mahim and has made him a tenured fan of the competitive sport itself.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh