It’s been a long time coming to see another Ferrari victory, but the wait is now over as Charles Leclerc helped bring home first place in Bahrain with teammate Carlos Sainz coming second The Ferrari hype train is well and truly here!!
After so much excitement, and with BOTH Red Bulls having to retire with issues during the race’s final moments, Charles thought he’d play a little joke on his team.
“I did a bit of a joke on the radio in the last lap saying that there was something strange with the engine,” he confessed in the post-race press conference.
“Which gave a heart attack to some of the engineers, I’m sure, but everything was fine, so very happy this time we brought it home.”
This practical joke comes a few years after Leclerc’s maiden win was snatched away from him cruelly, right here in Bahrain.
After getting his first F1 pole in 2019 at the same circuit, he suffered engine issues in the lead of the race and would eventually be passed by both Mercedes and forced to finish third.
The poor Ferrari garage must have been getting the worst flashbacks when he shared a similar radio issue about engine issues today!