Sainz Pulls Ferrari Teammate Leclerc’s Leg During His Vacation With Girlfriend in Mykonos

Published 08/10/2021, 5:54 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 15, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. during a promotional photoshoot for the unveiling of the new 2022 F1 car REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge


When Carlos Sainz moved to Ferrari after a stellar couple of years with Lando Norris, a lot reckoned F1 would never witness such a pairing anytime in the future. However, then arrived the bromance between Sainz and his Ferrari teammate, Charles Leclerc.

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While it initially looked like Sainz and Leclerc might cause an intense rivalry on the track, the reality has entirely been the opposite. To bolster this statement, the duo took part in some rather hilarious banter on social media.

Leclerc posted an image on Instagram starring himself alongside his girlfriend, Charlotte Siné, captioning, “Some time off” The couple were off on a vacation to the Greek island of Mykonos, considering there will be no racing until the end of August.

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What was the banter between Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc?

Sainz came across the picture and decided to take a dig at his own teammate. The Spaniard noticed the red lips of Leclerc and replied to the picture with a tomato emoji.

Then arrived the counter-response from the Monegasque, which left the fans bursting with laughter. He wrote, “Just trying to match the colour of the car mate.”

Hours later, Sainz gave out his final reply to this brief yet amusing exchange of words. “Keep up the good work. Enjoy the holidays couple,” the Spaniard added.

The two Ferrari drivers are undeniably a breath of fresh air for the outfit, considering they prefer being serious on and off the track. The last time Ferrari witnessed a fun pairing was when Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen joined forces.

A brilliant second half of 2021 ahead for the Ferrari duo?

As of now, Ferrari have garnered 163 points, with only three points separating Leclerc and Sainz on the championship table.

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But what’s surprising is that Ferrari were anticipating a tough 2021 season, as they felt the 2020 curse might not let go of them easily. However, the reality was contrasting to their expectations, having already secured pole pole positions and three podiums.

Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit – Portimao, Portugal – May 2, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. in action during the race REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo

Also, with a new evolved engine coming to the garage after the race in Monza, both Sainz and Leclerc could be unstoppable, and can definitely compete for podiums alongside Mercedes and Red Bull.

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Hence, the prospects of Ferrari finishing the 2021 season with a flourish are significantly high. But, the question is, can they defeat their rivals, McLaren, and return to the top 3? Well, the future will tell.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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