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“Need to Stop Bottling”: Charles Leclerc Gets Badly Trolled as Fans Debate Uncanny Comparison to Moto GP Veteran

Published 05/15/2023, 6:00 AM EDT

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Remember how Sebastian Vettel was being compared to Michael Schumacher in his Red Bull days? Comparison to other drivers on the grid is a familiar thing. However, comparing an F1 driver to a MotoGP rider, that’s certainly new. As Charles Leclerc is being compared to a MotoGP Veteran who shares the same trait as the Monegasque, fans blow up social media and badly troll Leclerc.

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Charles Leclerc has always been known as the driver who can extract the maximum out of a car. This requires pushing the F1 car just a little beyond limits, which many times leads to overcooking a corner. As a result, Leclerc ends up crashing multiple times. This habit, along with Ferrari’s strategy blunder, probably cost him his first championship in 2022. 


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Marc Marquez, on the other hand, has a similar riding style to Charles Leclerc, albeit on a motorcycle. The Spanish MotoGP racer, also like the Monegasque, is guilty of crashing multiple times. However, he more or less makes up for it and is a 6-time MotoGP champion for a reason. Marquez is usually late on the brakes and enters a corner with the bike sliding and twitching a bit. Yet, Marquez is able to control and use his aggressive but smooth style to get out of corners well.

A recent Tweet posted on Twitter highlighted the same as a comparison was made between Charles Leclerc and Marc Marquez. A photo of the Ferrari driver’s Miami crash was uploaded alongside Marquez’s crash at the MotoGP French GP. However, Leclerc’s picture had the caption “Sexually attracted to walls” whereas The Spanish rider’s picture had “On the limit against Ducati rocketship” 

Despite the similarities between the two, the caption of the pictures explains the major difference, i.e. Marc Marquez is usually able to save the bike from crashing on the limit, suggesting he has full control over his machine whereas Leclerc just bins it in the wall. Nevertheless, fans have trolled Charles Leclerc on Social media as this crashing resemblance was made. Let’s see what the fans had to say. 

Fans react to Charles Leclerc being compared to Marc Marquez

Fans took to Twitter to Troll Charles Leclerc as a comparison was drawn with Marc Marquez. Many suggested how both of them might have a tendency to crash, but Marc Marquez has Six titles whereas the Monegasque has only won 5 F1 races. Others suggested that both of them need to stop bottling if they want a shot at winning the title this year. Let’s see how the fans reacted:

Others suggested that there is no comparison between Charles Leclerc and Marc Marquez and wondered how people had the audacity to compare a 6X title winner to Charles Leclerc


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Some explained how Marc Marquez has just come back from his fourth surgery and yet pushes on to challenge the Ducati.

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Many suggested how the Spanish rider is able to beat half of the field in a machine that is nowhere near the top, whereas Charles Leclerc, despite having competitive machinery, is just crashing out.


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Pranay Bhagi

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Pranay Bhagi is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports, who has always been passionate about sports and writing. With a degree from a prestigious institute, he has channeled his enthusiasm into sports journalism, particularly F1, a sport that has captivated him for over a decade. Pranay's deep-rooted love for the sport began during the Sebastian Vettel era, and he has been following it religiously ever since.

Edited By: Varunkumaar Chelladurai