WATCH: Charles Leclerc Makes Candid Confession on X-Rated Radio Messages in Upcoming Ferrari Documentary

Published 01/27/2024, 11:01 AM EST

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Christian Horner once said that Formula 1 drivers have almost similar mentalities to fighter jet pilots. And it isn’t far away from the truth. Zipping past each other close to 200 miles an hour, you have to have that killer instinct. And with that instinct comes a lot of adrenaline rush. This is why you may have heard drivers swearing on the radio all too often (although you hear more beeps than words). There are a few drivers who are quite well known to lash out over the team radio owing to their short temper. However, Charles Leclerc is probably not one of those who goes overboard. But that’s not to say that he doesn’t swear at all.

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We have heard quite a few moments of his rage pouring out. In a short clip shared by Sky Sports on Instagram, Charles Leclerc can be seen explaining how he doesn’t always want to lash out on the radio, but sometimes it just happens in the spur of the moment. The clip was part of a new documentary on the Maranello squad called “Discovered Scuderia Ferrari.”

Charles Leclerc says he wants to keep the on-track rage to himself

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To be honest, we don’t hear Charles Leclerc shouting on the radio all that often. But there are a few moments that spring to mind. Like in 2019, Leclerc was really unhappy when Max Verstappen overtook him for the lead at the Red Bull Ring by almost shoving him off the track. We also remember his hurtful cry in 2022, when Leclerc crashed out from the lead of the race at the French Grand Prix, practically losing all hopes for a title fight with Verstappen.

But most of the time, his radio messages are not over the top. In the documentary clip shared by Sky Sports, Charles Leclerc explained why we sometimes hear him raging out over the team radio. “It happens sometimes, but it’s obvious I think. Sometimes I make a mistake and I leave my radio open instead of closing it and obviously, everybody listens to me… when I wanted to keep that rage for me!

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In the past couple of years, Ferrari has also contributed to quite a few moments of frustration from the Monegasque. With failed strategies, lack of reliability, and a car that loves to eat up those Pirelli rubber, Ferrari has not been at the top of their game.

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With 2024 being the first year, we’ll see the real impact of Frederick Vasseur’s leadership at Ferrari. However, it remains to be seen whether they pick up the slack or not.

Vasseur has promised to give a winning car to Leclerc in 2024

Leclerc has spent the last 8 years of his racing journey with Ferrari, and with his new contract, he is set to stay there for many more. Under the leadership of Vasseur, who shares a history with Leclerc from their time at Sauber-Alfa Romeo, Ferrari is determined to give Leclerc the support he deserves.

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In an interview with Gazzetta, Fred Vasseur emphasized the special bond Leclerc shares with Ferrari and said that the team is committed to helping Leclerc win the championship in the red overalls. “The DNA of our company as well as its values are part of it [the bond] and it was, therefore, natural to agree on the renewal of our collaboration. We are determined to give Charles a winning car, and I know that his decision and commitment will be elements that can make the difference to the goals we want to achieve,” said Vasseur.

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Will Ferrari finally deliver on the promise to give Charles Leclerc a car worth fighting the championship with? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments down below.

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