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Drivers 'SLEEP' in F1 press conference as rival takes ages to arrive

Drivers 'SLEEP' in F1 press conference as rival takes ages to arrive

Drivers 'SLEEP' in F1 press conference as rival takes ages to arrive

Drivers 'SLEEP' in F1 press conference as rival takes ages to arrive

The 2024 Monaco Grand Prix saw a dominant display from Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, but a hilarious moment also unfolded after the race.

Leclerc had finally secured a victory on his home turf, a feat that hasn't been achieved by a Monegasque driver since the legendary Louis Chiron in 1931, but he copped an 'L' following the race.

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A day before, the Ferrari star laid down a blistering lap time of 1:10.270 seconds, comfortably ahead of McLaren's young gun Oscar Piastri, and his Ferrari team-mate Carlos Sainz.

This trio replicated their qualifying performance in the race itself, with Leclerc holding off Piastri to secure a famous win.

After eight rounds, Leclerc is now second in the drivers' championship, 31 points behind Red Bull's Max Verstappen, and the prospect of a title challenge is back on.

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Charles Leclerc has won his first race since the 2022 Austrian GP
Max Verstappen had a disappointing Monaco GP finishing sixth

Leclerc leaves podium-sitters waiting

The post-race press conference took on a relaxed air as Piastri and Sainz found themselves waiting for the victorious Leclerc.

Piastri, draped comfortably over the plush conference couch, appeared to be taking a much-needed nap, while Sainz attempted to pass the time on his own device.

But it was Piastri who broke the silence with a dry chuckle. "I tell you what, I think I slept longer than I did last night waiting for Charles just now."

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For the Aussie, this podium finish marks his third in F1, however Piastri is yet to secure a coveted Sunday race win.

His only victory came in the dramatic sprint race at the 2023 Qatar Grand Prix, where he dominated from pole position.

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