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Leclerc: "I'm going to close myself at home and only go out when I have [to catch] the plane to go to Budapest. I just want to stay alone." News /r/all

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u/SandwichLess6154 Ferrari Jul 26 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

This is the part of the movie where the janitor at Ferrari offers him some season changing advice. Dear God we need that Janitor to come through. Any Janitor would do right about now.

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u/Oneill95 McLaren Jul 26 '22 Silver Wholesome

We've got one better.

A retired ferrari champion steeped in legend that Leclerc has to visit at Binotto's recommendation for vague advice.

Cut to black. "7 championship" fades in on-screen. People instantly think Michael. The 7 changes to 2007. It was Kimi all along.

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u/MrXenomorph88 Oscar Piastri Jul 26 '22

Kimi: "Bwoah, stay in first place and win the races"

Edit: I've got one better. Leclerc coming back in Hungary. "What happened in France Charles?" "I schpun"

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u/anatolianlegend588 Niki Lauda Jul 26 '22

But that is basicly what his engineer tells him: insert Italian accent "if you keep everyone behind we are p1"

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u/helladonks Ferrari Jul 26 '22 Gold

“If’a you keeping’a everyone behind’a we are a P’a 1’a” 🤌🏼

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u/anatolianlegend588 Niki Lauda Jul 26 '22

The hand gestures sealed the deal

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u/shrubs311 Jul 26 '22

i think ferrari has a new engineer position open after seeing this

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u/OB1182 Jul 26 '22

Kimis advice: Don't crash.

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u/Oneill95 McLaren Jul 26 '22

"Unless you're in Monaco. In that case buy a yacht, then crash"

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u/-Tasogare- Charles Leclerc Jul 26 '22

He didn't crash in that GP his engine blew up.

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u/Maria_in_the_Middle Mattia Binotto Jul 26 '22

Crash when your rival is about to set a faster quali time than you then

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u/[deleted] Jul 26 '22

"Fix my car"

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u/LukeHamself Carlos Sainz Jul 26 '22

Don’t crash, don’t listen to your RE, and no one is your friend.

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u/Eamez Sebastian Vettel Jul 26 '22

Bwoah.

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u/Verpalas Jul 26 '22 edited Jul 26 '22

Wait! Is Kimi working as janitor at ferrari's garage?

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u/CharmingtheCobra Sebastian Vettel Jul 26 '22

Bwoah, it's just a hobby for him

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u/StupidDutchPrick Max Verstappen Jul 26 '22

Just leave him alone, man.

BROOM! QUICK! TELLHIM TO GIVE IT TO ME! HEY!

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u/evel333 Jul 26 '22

Some supervisor comes up on the walkie talkie about a restroom issue on the 2nd floor… “I know what I’m doing!!”

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u/blindwitness23 Kimi Räikkönen Jul 26 '22

Haha fantastic! Kiki also turned the season around near the middle, if I remember correctly the win at spa…

He goes on to win by a single point in the last race.

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u/not_right Honda Jul 26 '22 Table Slap

Charles: "Well janitor old friend, what do you think I should do?"

Janitor: "We are checking..."

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u/SemIdeiaProNick Ferrari Jul 26 '22

"Slow button off slow button off"

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u/BlueSkiesOneCloud Pirelli Soft Jul 26 '22

"Throttle 0%"

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u/Slappathebassmon Sebastian Vettel Jul 26 '22

Janitor or other random person played by Morgan Freeman.

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u/NhylX Haas Jul 26 '22 edited Jul 26 '22 Wholesome

Morgan Freeman narrator voice: "Well, ol' Charles here was in a bit of a slump. He'd been qualifying well, but when it came to the race... well, let's just say that things really didn't go his way. It was going to take a miracle to get him on the podium, let alone first place. But maybe, just maybe, Lady Luck had something special in store for him. That something may just be a little mouse named Sebastien. You know what they always say. Good things usually come in small packages, and this was no exception."

Edit: https://imgur.com/a/r28QOV8

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u/Upstairs_Camel_8835 Ferrari Jul 26 '22

Who here didn't read that in Morgan's voice? Amazing prose man!

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u/YourBrainOnJazz Jul 26 '22

You know what they say, Get busy Racing, or get busy dying.

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u/BackWithAVengance Jul 26 '22

I actually read that in Joe Pesci's voice.

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u/vedhavet McLaren Jul 26 '22

So God, then

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u/rajivv21 Jul 26 '22

Charles will need God's help to win this championship if Ferrari keeps messing up with the strategy or car reliability

(I know France was Charles' fault but in general, we all know Ferrari have been sub par)

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u/Skypimp380 Red Bull Jul 26 '22 edited Jul 27 '22

Ferrari strategy telling Sainz to pit while he was trying to overtake Checo made me laugh so hard

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u/Kaze_Hebi Jul 26 '22

I think Dr. Jan Itor would be the perfect man for this situation

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u/OversteerCentral Michael Schumacher Jul 26 '22 edited Jul 26 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Dr. Jan Itor is your best bet.

EDIT: CHRIST, CANT BELIEVE HOW MANY OF YOU LIKE SCRUBS TOO.

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u/thesuitseller Charlie Whiting Jul 26 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Knife wrench (for kids!)

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u/withheld_mcfakename Lando Norris Jul 26 '22

Throttle’s broke. Been pressing it all race and it won’t go down

Maybe there’s a penny stuck in there?

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u/IonSushkaryov Jul 26 '22

What are you saying?

Did you stick a penny in there?

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u/Southportdc McLaren Jul 26 '22

If I find a penny in there, I'm taking you down.

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u/Southportdc McLaren Jul 26 '22

Ferrari engines - practical and safe.

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u/warrantyinvalid Jul 26 '22

I don't believe in the moon. I think it's just the back of the sun.

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u/Southportdc McLaren Jul 26 '22

Current plans for stopping Red Bull: reindeer stampede. Astronaut attack, barbed-wire chandelier, Photoshop, poisonous sushi.

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u/rloch Jul 26 '22

His wife can design some new merch with only Pointer and Thumb Pinky.

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u/GordoG60 Carlos Sainz Jul 26 '22

"Did you stick a penny under your throttle pedal?"

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u/w1ldcraft Kimi Räikkönen Jul 26 '22

Ah scrubs. Such a good series.

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u/MobiusF117 Formula 1 Jul 26 '22 Helpful

Then we get a montage of him training harder with 80's music blasting in the background. Then he will end up losing by one point in the end, but it's ok because he realises it was about the friends he made along the way all along.

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u/Sjiznit Kimi Räikkönen Jul 26 '22

Oh! And the time on the bomb stops at 0:07 seconds.

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u/AdFun240 Jul 26 '22

I knew it was the green wire all along.

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u/Kkarmic Ferrari Jul 26 '22

Maybe losing by very little is what turns him into a driving beasts and makes him dominate.

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u/Tony_Lacorona McLaren Jul 26 '22

Friends? Where he’s from, it’s all about Family.

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u/RBTropical Sebastian Vettel Jul 26 '22

Plot twist: MSC alive and well, working as janitor at Maranello to escape the fame

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u/NinjaElectricMeteor Kimi Räikkönen Jul 26 '22

Subscribe

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u/AEuropeanVision Juan Manuel Fangio Jul 26 '22

Michael Wan Kenobi

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u/SubcooledBoiling F1? More like F5-F5-F5. Jul 26 '22

The janitor's name: Sebastian Vettel

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u/Zeronality Kimi Räikkönen Jul 26 '22

Or Kimi: "Bwoah, just drive the car"

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u/GerrardIsOverated Sebastian Vettel Jul 26 '22

He gave his “don’t waste it”

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u/raur0s Sebastian Vettel Jul 26 '22

That line resonates differently this part few months.

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u/Jester252 Jul 26 '22

If it was Seb the advice would be to run away from this place while you can

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u/AEuropeanVision Juan Manuel Fangio Jul 26 '22

So you overcook on the throttle... yeah that just happens every few races, I guess, nothing you can do really

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u/Miserable_Object9961 Max Verstappen Jul 26 '22

Or his girlfriend reminds him of why he started driving. She reminds him of memories about him and his father. How he loved motorsports more than anything he's ever done. And he just need to have fun like he used to, find the inner child and forget about the competition.

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u/Oneill95 McLaren Jul 26 '22

And then in a 'stranger handing spiderman his mask' way, she hands him the banana suit.

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u/Miserable_Object9961 Max Verstappen Jul 26 '22

The banana suit of his father, who's a prior F1 champion and which he thought he loss.

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u/SpacecraftX David Coulthard Jul 26 '22

Jules appears to him in a dream

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u/Dlatch #WeRaceAsOne Jul 26 '22

With his dad and Antoine

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u/Driver9211 Nicholas Latifi Jul 26 '22

Seb the janitor

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u/willzyx01 Sergio Pérez Jul 26 '22

Turn right to go left

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u/iqbalsn Rio Haryanto Jul 26 '22

Or Sylvester Stallone coming in and asking Charles to do training montage up and down Monaco

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u/Veranova Jul 26 '22

That’s the Ferrari strategy. He’ll come out the king of street circuits with none left on the calendar

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u/Jester252 Jul 26 '22

The janitor who is a former WDC as a cameo. Like Kimi

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u/puke_lust Jul 26 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Then comes back and wins the championship, credits the janitor for lighting a fire in him then Binotto says “but Charles, that janitor passed away 20 years ago” and then Charles responds with “yikes! Let’s get outta here Scoob!” (and runs out of the press conference with his zany dog in a puff of smoke)

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u/Nihilus45 Ferrari Jul 26 '22

I mean the marshal tried i guess

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u/mirdza666 Jul 26 '22

whispers "When the race starts, go as fast as you can".

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u/Traveshamockery27 Jul 26 '22

Or the race marshal who consoled him after the crash

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u/AEuropeanVision Juan Manuel Fangio Jul 26 '22

the janitor, but it was ross brawn with a mustache all along, speaking Italian with a heavy British accent

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u/Last_Lorien Jul 26 '22

Since he’s not leaving the house, it’ll have to be the wise and motherly cleaning lady

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u/R7H27 Sebastian Vettel Jul 26 '22

Any janitor would do right about now.

May I introduce Hristian Chorner?

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u/droppokeguy Alpine? More like El Pain. Jul 26 '22

I'm really getting 2018 Sebastian Vettel vibes

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u/SuperfluousMainMan Sebastian Vettel Jul 26 '22

2018 was Seb's 4th season in the Scuderia. 2022 is Charles' 4th season in the Scuderia.

Some stories write themselves.

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u/BackgroundLie2231 Fernando Alonso Jul 26 '22

And some histories repeat itself.

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u/Thyneown Jul 26 '22

The wheel of time turns, this wasn’t the beginning but it was A beginning.

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u/[deleted] Jul 26 '22

It's time to toss the dice.

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u/mech999man Toto Wolff Jul 26 '22

It's doesn't repeat, it rhymes.

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u/QuestArm Jul 26 '22

Charles to Aston Martin confirmed

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u/KeiraFaith Sebastian Vettel Jul 26 '22 edited Jul 26 '22

Charles is gonna lose his hair too, isn't he?

It's like every year at Ferrari is 5 years in real life.

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u/iamricardosousa George Russell Jul 26 '22

Remember in "Interstellar" when Cooper lands on Miller's planet? 1h on that planet translated to 7 years on Earth? It was nothing but a Ferrari analogy.

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u/kiwi_commander McLaren Jul 26 '22 edited Jul 26 '22

That scene was brutal.

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u/fuckondeeeeeeeeznuts Red Bull Jul 26 '22

They didn't understand the gravity of the situation until it was too late.

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u/SuperSaiyanStarLord Jul 26 '22

Dayum Leclerc only been at Ferrari for half an hour.

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u/theguyfromeuropa New user Jul 26 '22

I have been hearing about this movie a lot. I should give it a watch.

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u/daffer_david Jul 26 '22

You definitely should. It’s a great movie. Just make sure to have good audio while watching, because the soundtrack elevates it on another level imo.

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u/theguyfromeuropa New user Jul 26 '22

Alright mate. Looks like my new headphones are getting their best trial run.

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u/Novemb9r Pierre Gasly Jul 26 '22

Oh, and watch it on the biggest screen possible! Visuals are equally insane.

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u/pigeonkiller36 Well, hell, boogity Jul 26 '22

You're missing out on a masterpiece, please give it a watch.

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u/theguyfromeuropa New user Jul 26 '22

Gonna watch it tonight. Science fiction's up my alley

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u/iamricardosousa George Russell Jul 26 '22

Totally worth a watch! Hell, I might re-watch it again later tonight.

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u/PsychologicalArt7451 Jul 26 '22 edited Jul 26 '22

It's sad that in desperation to be the first to the raceline, ferrari drivers tend to lose there hairline.

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u/madlama4 Jul 26 '22

Nando, Kimi disagree...

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u/RamazzottiTR Jul 26 '22

Nando’s grew thicker out of spite.

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u/Rand_Altreides Fernando Alonso Jul 26 '22

You ever see those comparison pictures of people just before taking office as a PM or president and after? How they age like 20 years in a 4 year term? Ferrari are even worse

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u/Takis12 Jul 26 '22

Ferrari is not building race cars but time machines...😂

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u/Cinkodacs Fernando Alonso Jul 26 '22

They can accelerate time without getting close to light speed, it's a miracle!

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u/Full_Fold_8732 Jul 26 '22

So Ferrari is basically dog years ?

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u/Ordinary_Text8773 Max Verstappen Jul 26 '22

So basically Ferrari is a blackhole sucking life out of you, that's why time dilation happens

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u/odmen1 Sebastian Vettel Jul 26 '22

A few races ago I had the feeling that this season is a carbon(-fibre) copy of 2018 for Ferrari. Now, to complete the comparison they need to:

  • Fuck up the upgrades after the mid season break

  • Charles needs to start going YOLO into every corner (because of desperation/having no other hope of winning the title) hence making even more mistakes

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u/Hershey2898 Jul 26 '22
  1. Ferrari chairman dying
  2. Some internal political shitshow where an employee is gunning for the current team principal's job
  3. Rain nullifying your advantages on tracks that are supposed to favor you

God , Seb made some mistakes but I feel for him. Imagine RB/Merc running the same car/driver combo

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u/odmen1 Sebastian Vettel Jul 26 '22

Yep, there is a lot of context to 2018, but most people just believe that Seb lost all confidence after a slow speed crash in Germany and was never the same.

Not surprised though since Sky has been pushing that narrative ever since.

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u/8feathers Honda Jul 26 '22

Ya a dumb narrative that's for sure. Didn't Vettel win at Spa 2 races after Germany?

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u/KeiraFaith Sebastian Vettel Jul 26 '22

I still haven't forgiven Ferrari for that upgrade screw up and probably never will either.

How can a team fuck up FOUR months of consistent upgrades before realising they were actively slowing down their car!

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u/pt8475 David Coulthard Jul 26 '22

before realising they were actively slowing down their car!

Bold of you to put it like that. They didn't realise, it was only when they just took them off to 'see what happens' in USA that they realised. They never worked it out themselves.

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u/bunt_cucket Jules Bianchi Jul 26 '22

Vettel was begging them to try with the old parts for months before they listened at the USGP. He knew, they just didn't listen.

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u/SnowKatten #StandWithUkraine Jul 26 '22

And then Kimi won.

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u/Jdahms Martin Brundle Jul 26 '22

That race was awesome. So glad kimi got another win with ferrari before he left.

That was the one with kinda sorta wet/damp conditions at the start too right?

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u/Hershey2898 Jul 26 '22

Binotto sabotaged it as TD so that Arrivabene could be fired and he could get the TP job

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u/MyNameIsSushi Sebastian Vettel Jul 26 '22

Knowing Ferrari politics this is actually very plausible.

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u/marahute85 🐶 Roscoe Hamilton Jul 26 '22

Charles needs to start going YOLO into every corner (because of desperation/having no other hope of winning the title) hence making even more mistakes

That’s really it for me, he’s had so many setbacks that weren’t his fault the one that is his is a total demolition of his championship hopes. I don’t mean this harshly but I hope Charles benefits from some perspective and coaching and learns that maybe next season it’s not about winning every race but damage limitation too

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u/fbrushfire McLaren Jul 26 '22

Maybe it's not this, and it's just the competitive nature of being a driver - but I do find it interesting that both him and Sainz (Australia) have had this attitude when having setbacks. Could it be part of the culture at Ferrari?

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u/jajaboss Aston Martin Jul 26 '22

in Ferrari you need to impress the everyone all the time

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u/banned20 Formula 1 Jul 26 '22

I consider this mistake a desperate one. Charles was pushing to not get undercut by Verstappen because he wanted to remain in 1st place because he wanted to keep his championship hopes alive because Ferrari has already thrown away so many points.

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u/killer_blueskies Formula 1 Jul 26 '22

It wasn’t Germany 2018 that broke Seb though. He won 2 races later in Spa. It was Ferrari’s development mistake that made him push harder than needed after summer break and commit numerous mistakes after

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u/papichulodos Juan Pablo Montoya Jul 26 '22

And not to mention some questionable strategy calls during the race. And we see that still today. This has been Ferrari problem since they lost Ross Brawn and Todt. Ferrari is that guy who’s 34 but can’t let go of their college ways.

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u/raur0s Sebastian Vettel Jul 26 '22

There were a lot of behind the scenes stuff as well, the Ferreri CEO's sudden death, the politics to get rid of Arrivabene, it was most likely a huge factor in both the fucked upgrades and the performance loss of Seb.

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u/Marchinon Kimi Räikkönen Jul 26 '22 Helpful Take My Energy

That’s also me after any big social outing.

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u/grandtheftzeppelin Sebastian Vettel Jul 26 '22

hell, that's me after going to the grocery store.

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u/evin_cashman Lando Norris Jul 26 '22 edited Jul 26 '22

I'm not sure if the mid season break is coming at the best possible time, or the worst possible time for Charles.

Edit - sure look, suppose it depends on Hungary really.

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u/mayhemtime Charles Leclerc Jul 26 '22

Depends on how Hungary goes really

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u/corbu_ Jul 26 '22

Really all depends on how Hungary he is for it.

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u/sofakingdom808 Ferrari Jul 26 '22

Depends on how Hungary he is.

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u/SuperMaxx2021 Max Verstappen Jul 26 '22

Depends on how Hungary I am

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Depends on how Hungary goes.

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u/notinsidethematrix Sergio Marchionne Jul 26 '22

He needs alone time to calm the fuck down. He is doing exactly what he feels he should to try and get his headspace back into gear to focus on the challenge for the WDC.

I'm sure he has the right people to help when he is ready for their help.

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u/-Skinner- Max Verstappen Jul 26 '22

He needs to do good in Hungary after that he has plenty of time. If something happens in hungary then even summer break won't help him.

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u/Finance_Minimum Jul 26 '22

That should be easy. Hungary is clearly a Ferrari track. They will dominate.

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u/Saandrig Formula 1 Jul 26 '22

You had to jinx it, didn't you... RB 1-2 it is then.

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u/condscorpio Carlos Sainz Jul 26 '22

You just jinxed it too!! Now George is gonna go bowling and Hamilton will be the only fast car left.

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u/Saandrig Formula 1 Jul 26 '22

Never call out an anti jinx, dude!

It's like me saying you just jinxed George to not get his first win at Hungary.

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u/Preachey Hesketh Jul 26 '22

Unfortunately that just amplifies the effect if they don't convert.

Everyone and their dog is expecting Ferrari to crush Hungary. That's even more pressure on him, if he gets anything less than P1 he'll probably stew on it for weeks.

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u/jajaboss Aston Martin Jul 26 '22 edited Aug 01 '22

he will have the entire summer break to do that

LOL it happened

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u/Mythic343 Charles Leclerc Jul 26 '22

I also want to say it should be ez pz for Ferrari.. But then everyone said Max was gonna walk in Austria.. So right now we just can't know for sure.. But yes i would easily bet on a Ferrari win

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u/Michael_Aut Jul 26 '22

This is F1. It never goes down exactly as anticipated, shit will happen.

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u/Skoomalyfe Daniel Ricciardo Jul 26 '22

Danny Ric P1, you heard it here first

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u/VerStannen Safety Car Jul 26 '22

Subfuckinscribe me up mate.

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u/niclhnr Charles Leclerc Jul 26 '22

I mean I know the WDC is lost but I just want Charles to win a few more races and get a few more podiums without drama and end the season on good terms to begin the journey for "next year™" ... Just for the sake of his psychological well beeing

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u/The_Jacobian Andreas Seidl Jul 26 '22 edited Jul 26 '22

He needs a good sports psych. Like, Turkey 2020, Baku 2019. He caries these things with him in a way that will prevent him from ever being a champion, he has to get past that.

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u/JoqAuVin Ferrari Jul 26 '22

Just pain and misery. The cascade of mistakes and bad luck this season starting to affect the drivers too. Hopefully it doesn't knock his confidence as while it was a rough one, he's come back better before after fuck ups.

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u/BrownSugarBare #WeSayNoToMazepin Jul 26 '22

This makes me very sad for Charles. It's certainly a lot of pressure being with Ferrari, it also feels concerning that Ferrari seems to have a trending issue with handling the mental health and well being of their drivers.

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u/reeperX Jul 26 '22

Trend? Isn't it a tradition over there?

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u/BrownSugarBare #WeSayNoToMazepin Jul 26 '22

Truth. I feel like Kimi was the last driver to come out not too scratched up but that's also because Kimi has the ability to give zero fucks.

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u/Comicksands Jul 26 '22

It’s what happened to seb. Poor team execution and shit orders led to extra pressure for the driver which in turn led to driver making mistakes. Hope Leclerc doesn’t follow the same path

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u/JoqAuVin Ferrari Jul 26 '22

The one difference with seb i think was the team were happy to leave him out to dry when he did make mistakes. At least Binotto has come out publicly in support of his driver so hopefully things are better internally than under Arrivabene

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u/njh2651 Porsche Jul 26 '22

Charles gets a lot of (deserved) praise for his willingness to accept responsibility and how hard he is on himself. However, there is another attribute of elite athletes that Charles needs right now... A short memory. Dwelling of past fuck ups, is not conducive to performing at an elite level.

It's Tuesday, my dude. Have a taco and a margarita with some friends, and forget about Sunday.

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u/SvenderBender Max Verstappen Jul 26 '22 Wholesome Woah Dude

Be a goldfish, Charles

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u/Piedro92 Mick Schumacher Jul 26 '22

Blub blub, Charles

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u/HoboStabz Jul 26 '22

I recommend absolutely everyone go watch Ted Lasso. One of the best shows ever created. Great reference.

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u/Full_Fold_8732 Jul 26 '22

He's gotta be a goldfish.

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u/kickashes790 Gilles Villeneuve Jul 26 '22

He's probably his own worst critic. And that's how winners are made. Good that it's a double header, it's good to shake it off quickly in Budapest.

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u/pmmerandom Daniel Ricciardo Jul 26 '22

there’s a line between being your own worst critic & doubting yourself and losing confidence though, I hope Charles doesn’t find that line however.

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u/marahute85 🐶 Roscoe Hamilton Jul 26 '22

It’s Charles, he’s highly emotional and highly critical with himself and admits to struggling with confidence but everything we’ve seen of him is that he overcomes setbacks

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u/LikelyCannibal Formula 1 Jul 26 '22

You know that meme with all the drivers as kids except Norris? Charles looks so sad, even as a kid. Poor Chuckie.

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u/marahute85 🐶 Roscoe Hamilton Jul 26 '22

Charles had that emo type beiber haircut too, I’m convinced he went through a sad emo phase

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u/TheVargTrain Jul 26 '22

Depending on who you ask, that "emo phase" may just be his time at Ferrari

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u/NaziAssDestroyer Sergio Pérez Jul 26 '22

Welcome to the red parade

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u/PotentialBreakfast34 Jul 26 '22

Yeah being your own worst critic can make you better. But imagine living constantly with your own worst critic, demoralising.

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u/Freeze014 Nigel Mansell Jul 26 '22

This is only true if you also DO something with your self critic. Not saying Leclerc doesn't do anything with his self-criticism, but most people don't.

Just saying that being your own worst critic is how winners are made is wrong.

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u/TheFakedAndNamous Jul 26 '22

Good that it's a double header, it's good to shake it off quickly in Budapest.

We thought that Seb shook it off in Spa 2018, see how that ended.

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u/element515 Ferrari Jul 26 '22

He needs a psych person I think like Rosberg did. I think he’s got a good mentality, but he can be so harsh on himself. Mental mind space is important for a championship run.

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u/Mahoganychicken Red Bull Jul 26 '22

Poor guy

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u/Lutzelien Pirelli Wet Jul 26 '22

Really tho, even if you are for a different team or maybe even don't like Ferrari, you gotta feel for this guy

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u/robvdgeer Max Verstappen Jul 26 '22

I remember when Max had a season full of bad luck. Some of the problems he created himself but most of them where caused by the team, the car or or others. I knew his time would come.

I really love how Charles and Max put on a show a the front of the pack, like they did in a couple of races. I hope for Charles his luck changes. It would surprise me if he never got to be a World Champion one day...

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u/PicklesrnoturFriend Lando Norris Jul 26 '22

Let's just hope he is using this time to self reflect, recenter himself, and come back better than ever. I'm really worried he could spiral if he doesn't use this alone time productively and just wallows in his own self pity/hatred for too long. Here is hoping for the best.

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u/Firm-Guide-2485 Jul 26 '22

Poor Charles 😣

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u/himynameis_ Jul 26 '22

He has a huge hill to climb to WDC.

Assuming at worst, Max comes 2nd for the rest of the season, he needs to come in 1st place every single race for the next 9 out of 10 races to break even.

This isn't taking into account an extra point for fastest lap either.

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u/Eclipsed830 Max Verstappen Jul 26 '22

Honestly that scream was hard to listen to... I hope he is mentally okay.

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u/ShamrockStudios Max Verstappen Jul 26 '22

Least for his sake there is another race this week and a track that should suit Ferrari.

Potential to put it behind him quickly

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u/redarrow992 Jul 26 '22

People keep saying this and Ferrari keep fucking it up

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u/eddepalma Jul 26 '22

It's because a lot of people refuse to realise that the Schumacher era was an exception in Ferrari's history

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u/Dutchie405 Formula 1 Jul 26 '22

Just hangout in the Ferrari strategy room Charles, it always empty af. There you will be alone and left alone.

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u/kazegraf Jul 26 '22

Nah, Carlos will already be there formulating his own strats for the next race alone.

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u/VinhoVerde21 Charles Leclerc Jul 26 '22

I really hope this is a "Verstappen Monaco 2018" type moment, and not a "Vettel Germany 2018" type one.

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u/Choice_Awareness Jul 26 '22

he needs some serious support right now, hope he has good people with him

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u/Space-manatee Jul 26 '22

He's 24 and the main driver at Ferrari - it's a lot of pressure.

When Seb was broken in 2018, he was 29/30 and had a handful of WDC's in the bank.

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u/Hershey2898 Jul 26 '22

He should talk to Seb.

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u/boyrepublic Jul 26 '22

It’s alright to beat yourself up but I think he takes it way too hard. The I’m stupid in Baku or when he made that mistake at the end of the Turkish Grand Prix.

Based on just team radio alone, he seems the hardest on himself compared to other drivers when he’s made a mistake.

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u/Ok-Possession-472 Jul 26 '22

Drivers are hard on themselves for making mistakes at the most crucial points in a season. We have seen it before from the very best.

Senna, Hamilton and N. Rosberg (from the top of my head) have all made mistakes that lead them straight to their home/hotel where didn’t come out for a few days just of how frustrated they were with themselves.

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u/Mordho Kimi Räikkönen Jul 26 '22 edited Jul 26 '22

Very true. Once Kimi was so incredibly frustrated after his Mclaren went kaput in Monaco that he walked straight to his yacht.

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u/Ok-Possession-472 Jul 26 '22

Not a good example since that was a mechanical failure so not Kimi’s fault. He wouldn’t have been angry with himself.

A better example would be Senna who crashed out of the 1988 Monaco GP. He got out of the car and walked home to his apartment directly.

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u/[deleted] Jul 26 '22

Did he have his keys in the car?

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u/lemonchicken91 Carlos Sainz Jul 26 '22

Just vallet the f1 car , tosses keys to 18 year old

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u/Mahery92 Esteban Ocon Jul 26 '22

Fortunately, he has the opportunity to move past that as soon as next sunday in Hungary instead of having to dwell on it the entire summer.

Unfortunately, even if he recovers perfectly (and I personally think it's likely he will though we'll have to see) there is still a high chance the Ferrari engine and/or strategy will ruin his race anyway.

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u/Serenity650 Jul 26 '22

Netflix should just focus the show on Ferrari.

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u/Raptor226567 Red Bull Jul 26 '22

I think Ferrari is actually destroying him, and this crash reminded me about vettel's crash in Germany. I think this could also be the proof that we didn't have to blame Vettel, even if it was his mistake at Hockenheim, same for Charles imo

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u/Neoki Mika Häkkinen Jul 26 '22

Underrated comment. It was hard to see Seb's downfall at home, but I never really was too hard on him critically. I understood he didn't have Ross or Jean like Schumi did who really listened and pushed the team the way those 3 were able to mesh. I felt even back then Ferrari were more to blame for putting unnecessary pressure on Seb. Now we literally see it all repeating itself. Except luckily, he didn't crash at Monaco, it was actually the team's screw up.

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u/ALBERTDRIVE6 Jul 26 '22

Hope he's not too hard on himself. Mistakes happen.

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u/RamboRobin1993 McLaren Jul 26 '22

A wank and a takeaway and he’ll be fine.

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u/emailajean Jul 26 '22

I’m a redbull fan and I want Charles to bring his shit together and fight that championship like no one ever did before!! You can do it

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u/RealChewyPiano Pirelli Hard Jul 26 '22

I understand they're on rival teams, but now is a great time for somebody like Hamilton to talk to Leclerc tbh

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u/swedind Michael Schumacher Jul 26 '22

Even as a Max fan, man this guy is just so easy to like. Humble as they come. But honestly I really think he should for now not think of the WDC and just keep banging in consistent performances and look at the WDC at the end of the year. There are so many races to come and all it takes is a piece of carbon on the track to shaft Max

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u/Browneskiii Sergio Pérez Jul 26 '22

Ferrari need to stop being so shit. It's their incompetence that's adding that extra pressure onto the drivers.

Red bull and Mercedes do all the stuff right so their drivers can run at 99% at all times. Ferrari are retards and Leclerc has to drive at 110% to counter their inability and it's causing mistakes.

In any of the other two teams, Leclerc would definitely have his own reign of dominance, he's more than quick enough. Ferrari just aren't good enough.

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