WATCH: Charles Leclerc Fumes at Ferrari Engineer on Radio at Turkey F1 Practice

Published 10/08/2021, 6:35 AM EDT
BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN: Third placed finisher Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari looks dejected in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Will Taylor-Medhurst/Getty Images)


An F1 Grand Prix weekend always brings excitement and drama, and this time at the Turkish Grand Prix things weren’t so different. As Charles Leclerc was zipping around the Istanbul Park, he got into a heated argument with his race engineer.

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The Ferrari engineer was looking to make suggestions to Leclerc to extract the maximum performance out of the race. However, instead of appreciating the help, the Monegasque racing driver snapped on the team radio.

Charles Leclerc fumes on the team radio at his race engineer

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As drivers zip around the track, they are in constant communication with their race engineers. Often, things do get heated on the team radio, which results in the driver getting into a heated argument with their engineer. This time, it was the Ferrari driver who was mad at his colleague.

Leclerc‘s engineer said, “Brake balance plus one suggestion?,” to which Charles fumingly replied, “Your suggestions are not in line with what I feel.”

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A good start to the weekend for Leclerc

The 23-year-old has hit the ground running in Istanbul for the Turkish Grand Prix. In the first practice session on Friday, Leclerc found himself to be in the top-3.

Now, with FP2 just a few hours away, Leclerc would be hoping to do the same. After showing good pace around the Turkish track, Charles is optimistic about the high intense qualifying session on Saturday.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during the race REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

However, he knows the threat his rivals, such as Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, have but hopes to beat them to the chequered flag in Sunday’s race.

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Nevertheless, the Formula One community is looking forward to seeing what will Leclerc bring to the race on Sunday. What are your predictions for the Ferrari driver for this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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