Charles Leclerc had to cut his participation in the second practice session for Formula One’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza short. This prompted some fans to joke about what had happened to the Ferrari driver after a radio message to his team.
What happened to Charles Leclerc?
Towards the end of the second practice session for tomorrow’s Italian GP at Monza, Leclerc reported to his team that something did not feel right.
“Guys, I need to box. I cannot explain it here,” he informed the pitwall, signifying that something was untoward.
Once practice had finished, with Leclerc 11th fastest, the Ferrari team confirmed they had “cut his session a few minutes short as he was feeling slightly unwell.”
This prompted jokes about what happened to Charles Leclerc on Twitter, as people wondered what his ailment could be. Let’s take a look:
One fan even joked that what had happened to Charles Leclerc was linked to the Belgian Grand Prix last month when Lewis Hamilton jumped out of his car on the grid for a comfort break.
The seven-time world champion entered a cubicle after a cameraman, which left a lasting impression on the Briton.
Leclerc qualified in eighth place for Saturday’s F1 Sprint event to set the grid for Sunday’s grand prix.
His teammate, Carlos Sainz Jr suffered a big crash during the practice session at Monza, leaving the team just a few hours to repair the car before F1 Sprint.
Sainz said the crash “hurt” but that he was ok after spinning into the outside wall at the Ascari chicane.
Provided Sainz is fit and the car is fixed, the Spanish driver will start F1 sprint from seventh on an all-Ferrari fourth row at its home grand prix event.