Charles Leclerc has found himself in hot water recently because his home address was leaked recently and it has become a matter of commotion on the web. His luck has been on a downhill ride since 2022 when he narrowly missed out on the championship and broke up with his now ex-girlfriend, Charlotte Sine.
Fans came up to the driver’s Monaco home and it got to such an extent that he had to resort to posting on social media.
Charles Leclerc requests for privacy
Charles Leclerc claims that individuals have gathered beneath his flat, rung his bell, and asked for his autograph and photos. While he values their support, he kindly asked them to stay away from his house and to respect his privacy. Leclerc disclosed that he had been getting unsolicited visitors to his flat since his home address had become public.
The driver said he always makes sure to stop for people while he is on the road or at the track, but if his fans come over, he won’t be coming downstairs. He appreciated how much his fans’ support, both in person and online, meant to him, but he also wanted them to know that there were limits that should not be exceeded. This debate has sparked a conversation online regarding the boundaries that fans should maintain.
Another incident that happened with Leclerc was the theft of his watch. Four individuals were detained for the theft of Charles Leclerc’s Richard Mille. The watch was taken from Leclerc’s hotel room in Abu Dhabi last year; it was worth about $500,000. The men, who were detained in Nice, France, are said to belong to a group that specialized in stealing expensive watches. There has been no success in finding the stolen watch. Leclerc thanked the police for their assistance in capturing the offenders.
Fans react to Charles Leclerc’s call for privacy
Fans have expressed their disdain towards the behavior of the fans at Leclerc’s house. Most fans online have the opinion that drivers should be left alone in the peace of their homes and that it was insanely rude from the side of the aforementioned fans to intrude into the Monegasque’s home.
man some of y’all weird af. First it’s showing up to charles leclerc’s HOUSE and asking for autographs and then it’s getting pissed at checo bc he just wanted some private time with his family. Y’all need to realize that you aren’t entitled to ur fave doing whatever you want 💀— •chalk•ψ•dilf enthusiast• (@bxndtrxsh4) April 9, 2023
how fucking dense you have to be to come to a drivers house and bother them there like?? if i was charles leclerc i’d start shooting— Mon. (@monctw131) April 9, 2023
Other fans have pointed out that Leclerc is one of the most down to Earth drivers on the grid and that he never refuses to meet and acknowledge fans at race venues and the least that the fans should do is give him privacy at his home. It hasn’t been the first time that a driver’s privacy has been invaded, as Michael Schumacher faced the same in the past.
Privacy breach for Michael Schumacher
7X WDC champion and motorsport legend, Michael Schumacher‘s privacy was breached a few years ago. Schumacher suffered a significant head injury on December 29, 2013, while skiing in the French Alps. Even though he was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, he nonetheless sustained serious injuries.
Schumacher got injured when he ran over a boulder buried in the snow, was propelled into the air, and banged his head on a rock. He was flown to a hospital in Grenoble that was close by, where he had many operations to preserve his life. Since then, ‘Schumi’s‘ medical condition has been kept private and his wife, Corinna takes care of him.
According to the Express, a ‘close friend‘ of Schumacher tried to leak pictures of the F1 legend to the press for 1$ million.
The incident once again highlighted the intense media interest in Schumacher’s condition and the pressure that his family was under to keep his medical treatment private. The Schumacher family repeatedly asked the media to respect their privacy and not to speculate about his condition.
Despite the lack of information about Schumacher’s condition, there were reports of small signs of progress in his recovery.