After a major crash at Turn 8 during Q2 in Baku, Charles Leclerc has copped a whack from his biggest critic, Charles Leclerc.
“Leclerc was, and will always be stupid” said Leclerc after the incident.
“I am so stupid. I am so stupid”
“Sono così stupido. Sono così stupido” he then repeated in Italian for the benefit of half the garage.
“I am so stupid – how could I sign with Ferrari?!”
His team Principal Mattia Binotto was much calmer, keeping cool on seeing the crash on the TV screens
“F**k!!!!!!!!!!* Binotto yelled.
“Cazzo!!!!!!!!” he then repeated in Italian for the benefit of half the garage.
But speaking to the press post qualifying, Binotto was seeing the bigger picture.
“Charles is young, and he made a mistake” Binotto told the press.
“But he has a long, long career of making mistakes ahead of him”
“We at Ferrari will do everything we can to make sure he can make more mistakes, and to give him an unpredictable car to do so”
Leclerc managed to take one positive out of the session.
“At least I let Seastian by” he said, “the team won’t totally hate me”