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“I made a little joke on the radio,” Charles Leclerc pulls a hilarious prank on the Ferrari crew on the final lap of the Bahrain GP » FirstSportz

Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc stoked a flawless weekend for Scuderia Ferrari by winning the first Grand Prix of this new Formula 1 season. The Monegasque racer had it all throughout the race as he led the race from the first lap to the last. The 24-year-old showed promising signs in qualifying after taking the reigning World Champion out of his nose and securing pole position.

On race day everything went according to plan. Charles Leclerc quickly got out of the blocks and was able to break away from them Max Verstappen which gave him enough air to breathe. After his first pit stop, however, that gap was significantly closed, meaning Max Verstappen was hot on the heels of the Ferrari driver. But he was able to weather the storm in style while continuing on his merry ways.

Charles Leclerc didn’t have another scare during the race, but he definitely gave it a heart attack Ferrari crew with his hilarious prank. The Ferrari crew sat comfortably in the pits anxiously awaiting Charles Leclerc to win the race, which at the time looked like a mere formality. At this point, Charles relayed a message to the crew that he felt something was odd with the engine.

Charles Leclerc played on past heartbreak at the same venue with the Ferrari crew on the final lap of the race

Charles Leclerc wins the 2022 Bahrain GP
Charles Leclerc wins the 2022 Bahrain GP

This would definitely have made the crew miss a beat, especially after seeing it Max Verstappen retired just a few laps before. Charles Leclerc confirmed that he had wanted to pull such a prank for a long time.

He said, “I made a little joke on the radio on the last lap and said there was something strange about the engine.”

“And the engineers, I’m pretty sure, didn’t like that. But it was fun. I had that in mind for the last 10 or 15 laps of the race and hoped there wouldn’t be any reliability issues.”

“And then of course I see Max [Verstappen] When I had the issue, I was like, ‘Come on, please stay with me until the end,’ and it did, so it’s great.” As reported by planetf1.

Charles Leclerc can afford a drink and a joke after the weekend the driver and Ferrari had. The engineers would certainly have been furious for a brief moment, but Charles gave them enough to celebrate and move on. At the next race in Abu Dhabi, Ferrari would like to continue in this form.

Also read: “I expect pain,” Lando Norris expects a longer dry spell after McLaren’s disastrous start to the season at the 2022 Bahrain GP

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