“For My Diet It’s Not Great” – Charles Leclerc Responds to Young Fan’s Attempt at Wordplay

Published 09/24/2021, 8:01 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc before the FIA Press Conference REUTERS/Benoit Tessier


Charles Leclerc will head into the Russian Grand Prix on the back of a solid performance at Monza. The Ferrari driver finished P4 just behind Valtteri Bottas at the home race for the Italian team. Unfortunately, that momentum will face a significant drop in Sochi; the usage of a new engine will push him to the back of the grid.

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But before heading on to the track, Charles was asked a very interesting question at the Press conference.

Charles Leclerc reveals his love for Eclair

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In the driver’s press conference, a fan asked Leclerc if loves eclairs. The Ferrari driver understood that the name of the sweet is similar to his last name and gave a very hilarious and prompt response.

“Is that really the question? Does Charles love Eclairs? Nice question. I do, I love it. I love them, I don’t eat them very often because for my diet it’s not great but I love it. Great Question,” said the Ferrari driver.

Leclerc was paired with Lando Norris, who also chimed in, but first was confused about what an eclair is. But seeing the picture of the sweet, stated that he also loves the dessert.

The Ferrari driver not expecting anything big despite the new engine

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As reported by Motorsport, Charles mentioned that the new engine will be an upgrade on the old one, but does not expect suddenly to fight at the front. He has taken a new engine amid fears over his battery after the first-lap crash in Hungary.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – FIA News conference – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 23, 2021, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

“Obviously, whenever we have something that is a little bit better, we try to bring it on track. We expect it to be a little bit better. We don’t expect any big, big changes, but something that goes in the right direction,” Leclerc said.

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Charles Leclerc will hope to make his charge from the back of the field and get some points at the Russian Grand Prix.

Can Charles put on a solid performance at Sochi? Let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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