Formula 1 Driver Jokes About Seeking Spiritual Help Following Crash at Brazilian Grand Prix

Formula 1 Driver Jokes About Seeking Spiritual Help Following Crash at Brazilian Grand Prix

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
  • Formula 1 headed to the Interlagos circuit for the 2023 Brazilian Grand Prix
  • The teams participating in the Grand Prix experienced a range of outcomes
  • After a disappointing race weekend, one driver has hinted at the possibility of seeking spiritual help

The Brazilian Grand Prix was an emotional rollercoaster for Formula 1 fans and stakeholders.

While Max Verstappen and Red Bull had many reasons to celebrate, the race at Interlagos left several disappointed, including Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.

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Pole position qualifier Max Verstappen alongside Charles Leclerc and Lance Stroll in Parc Ferme after qualifying ahead of the Formula 1 Brazil Grand Prix. Image: Dan Istitene.
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Numerous crashes and mechanical failures marked the Grand Prix, and it left the 26-year-old Leclerc in a frustrating situation after a hydraulic failure prevented him from participating in the race, as reported by

Leclerc, who had qualified in second place (P2), had high hopes of helping Ferrari surpass Mercedes in the Constructors' standings.

Despite Ferrari finishing ahead of their German rivals with Carlos Sainz, Leclerc's Did Not Start (DNS) meant they couldn't accumulate enough points to overtake Mercedes.

In the aftermath of this unfortunate hydraulic issue, Leclerc spoke to the media and hinted at his inclination to seek spiritual help, describing his situation as a "lack of luck."

Leclerc on seeking spiritual help

Leclerc's season has been plagued by setbacks, starting with a retirement from third place at the season opener in Bahrain. This seemed to set the tone for the year ahead.

However, following his recent mishap, where he ended up in the barriers during the formation lap, Leclerc expressed his desire for a drastic solution. Speaking to the media, as quoted by First Sportz, he stated:

"I'm going to Los Angeles, but maybe I'll reschedule my flight to visit Lourdes beforehand – in the hopes of finding a bit of luck."

Leclerc could certainly use a "bit of luck" considering he has only managed to finish 14 out of the 19 races held in the 2023 season so far.

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Lewis Hamilton on finishing above Perez

Sports Brief also previously reported on Lewis Hamilton discussing finishing above Perez and what he feels is important to him this season.

The Briton downplayed his chances of leapfrogging the struggling Mexican driver following his P2 finish at the race at the Autodromo Hermono Rodriguez.

The seven-time F1 champion also spoke about his priority being set on ensuring Mercedes finish above Ferrari in the Constructors' Championship ranks.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).