Shortly after his frustrating engine failure at the race in Baku, the Ferrari driver’s onward journey to the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix apparently also went wrong with the driver from Monaco missing his flight to Canada.
“Started the week by missing the flight to Montreal,” the 24-year-old wrote on social media on Tuesday. He posted a photo with it, apparently showing an airport waiting area and his legs.
— Charles Leclerc Fan Page (@LeclercNews) June 14, 2022
Leclerc had retired while leading the Grade Prix in Azerbaijan on Sunday with a technical fault on his Ferrari. For the fourth time in a row, he had failed to win the race from pole position. He slipped to third in the world championship standings ahead of the ninth round of the season in Canada on Sunday (8pm) and is already 34 points behind world champion Max Verstappen of Red Bull.
Ferrari said on Tuesday that Leclerc’s damaged engine was expected at the Maranello race factory on Wednesday. A first examination of the causes would be completed by the evening. Team-mate Carlos Sainz also retired early in Baku. A temporary solution had been found for the hydraulic damage for the Canadian race.