“That’s rude”: Charles Leclerc’s shares hilarious interaction with race engineer Bryan Bozzi in the F1 Monaco Grand Prix

F1 Grand Prix of Monaco
Charles Leclerc's hilarious radio exchange with race engineer Bryan Bozzi at Monaco (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc shared a hilarious moment during the 2024 F1 Monaco Grand Prix with his race engineer, Bryan Bozzi. It happened when the latter told Lelarc that he wasn't "interested" in Leclerc's data input.

The 26-year-old led the entire race and won, becoming the first Monegasque driver to bring in a home victory. In Monaco, the race strategy continues to be of interest due to the dearth of on-track overtakes. Yet following the first lap collision involving Sergio Perez's Red Bull and the Haas cars, a red flag forced all the drivers to switch to new tires.

Leclerc, who was on the hard compound, was expected to make it through the entire race. Leclerc attempted to use the radio to alert his team to his tire condition halfway through the race. While he was talking, his new race engineer, Bryan Bozzi, stated that the team "wasn't interested." This is how the conversation went:

CL: "Just for your info, I think I have around... I mean, do you want to know the margin?"
BB: "No Charles, we're not interested, we know."
CL: "You said no, right?"
BB: "No, we are not interested."
CL: "That's rude."
BB: "Sorry."

While this might seem funny to the masses, it was important for Bozzi to not let Charles Leclerc reveal his tire condition on the radio. This could have been potential information for other teams, as the pit strategy was seemingly the only tool for the top-runners to make an overtake.

Charles Leclerc on his first home victory at Monaco: "Emotionally, this one means so much"

Ferrari delivered their second win of the season as Leclerc converted his pole to victory without losing the lead for even a single lap at Monaco. In the 93-year history of the race, this is the first time that a Monegasque driver has won the race.

As important as it is for the team and for Leclerc himself, it was also quite an emotional moment for him, as he had failed to score even one podium in the last five years. Speaking to the media after the race, he revealed that he was teary-eyed in the final two laps and couldn't see properly.

"I realized actually two laps to the end that I was struggling to see out of the tunnel just because I had tears in my eyes and I was like, **** Charles, you cannot do that now. You still have two laps to finish and especially on a track like Monaco. You have to be on it all the way to the end," he said.

He further talked about the emotional importance of the win.

"So it was very difficult to contain those emotions, those thoughts again of the people that have helped me to get to where I am today. It's only a win. The season is still very, very long. It's 25 points like any other wins. However, emotionally this one means so much," he stated.

With this win, Charles Leclerc is only 31 points away from championship leader Max Verstappen, running in second place. Meanwhile, Ferrari continued to narrow the gap with Red Bull. The two teams in the constructors' championship are now separated by just 24 points.

This season appears to be more competitive than 2023. In the previous season, there were three race winners in total; however, three teams have already produced four different winners thus far.

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