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F1 star sent to sleep in hilarious driver press conference

F1 star sent to sleep in hilarious driver press conference

F1 star sent to sleep in hilarious driver press conference

F1 star sent to sleep in hilarious driver press conference

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

The Monaco native had finally secured a victory on his home turf, a feat that hadn't been achieved by a Monegasque driver since the legendary Louis Chiron in 1931.

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A day before, the Ferrari star laid down a blistering lap time of 1 minute and 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 a determined challenge from Piastri to secure a famous win.

After eight rounds into the season, Leclerc is now second in the drivers' championship, 31 points behind Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Podium finishers caught some shut-eye

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."

For the Aussie, this podium finish marks his third in F1, but the young gun 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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