“Pretty Bad Probably, But He Can”: Charles Leclerc’s Cheeky Reply to This ‘Talent’ of Carlos Sainz

Published 05/15/2022, 3:40 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 20, 2022 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc celebrates on the podium after winning the race with second place Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

The start of the season has been phenomenal for the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz; having taken the 2022 world championship by storm. As they move to Spain for the sixth race of this season, Charles made an honest revelation about his teammate.

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2022 marks their second year as the dynamic duo in red. The Spaniard joined his Monegasque teammate in 2021 after replacing Aston Martin bound Sebastian Vettel. Apart from being teammates, they share a wonderful relationship. This is mostly because they’re both young, competitive, and have a hunger for the crown. Yet, off the track, they remain the best of mates.

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In an interview presented by F1 on Scuderia Ferrari, Charles conveyed his teammate’s talent, “I guess, I guess he can’t sing. Pretty bad probably, but he can sing.” Leclerc continued, “I think we’re sharing a lot of interest outside the racetrack which makes us closer too. Funny and open guy.”

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz pairing took Ferrari on a whole new level

Charles Leclerc leads the championship battle with 104 points so far as he picked duo two wins in the 2022 season. His teammate Carlos is in P5 with 53 points. All in all, the sheer upgrade of performance has seen the team in red fetch half of the total points already as that of last year.

Ferrari kick-started their 2022 season with Charles and Carlos picking up 1-2 at Bahrain. From there on, the Maranello-based team has had an extra advantage over their rivals, Red Bull. However, their advantage has been trimmed down by the Austrian team, but that doesn’t take them off the championship lead just yet.

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Ferrari leads the Constructor’s Championship with 157 points, just 6 points ahead of Red Bull. The Italian team has improved massively on their performance this year as they claimed seven podiums out of ten chances. The three times they failed to be on the podium, Carlos had two DNFs and Charles slid off to finish in P6.

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As the chemistry between the two drivers remains as lively as ever, Ferrari has seemed to crack the code in the regulations, and in its driver lineup. Double championship for the Prancing Horses, then?

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Sabyasachi Biswas

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Sabyasachi Biswas is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sabyasachi is an ardent Red Bull and Max Verstappen fan and has been following the sport for over a decade now.

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