Charles Leclerc says his public self-criticism is simply what he believes to be the best way of improving his performances.
Leclerc has made an impressive start to life at Ferrari and sits third in the drivers' championship with four races to go.
The Monegasque has made mistakes along the way, however, and is often self-flagellating when making errors, such as his famous "I am stupid" message over team radio following his qualifying crash in Baku this year.
Although some onlookers say Leclerc is too harsh on himself, he says this is the only way he knows to improve himself.
Leclerc told Reuters: "I've always been very hard on myself, it's the way that works with me. I don't like to hide the errors I make. Any time I'm doing a mistake, I'm just saying it.
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