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Charles Leclerc Puts His Best Foot Forward In Monaco With Special Shoes That Could Bring Him Luck

Naman Gopal Srivastava

Charles Leclerc Puts His Best Foot Forward In Monaco With Special Shoes That Could Bring Him Luck

Carrying a special item for a boost of luck isn’t an uncommon trait among athletes and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is no different. As he looks to end his home Monaco GP podium drought, and perhaps even win the race, Leclerc sports a lucky shoe made by his team’s mechanic, Peter.

Leclerc wore the custom-made Puma speakers and revealed an interesting story about the same in an interview. There is a graphic of a roulette wheel on the side of his shoe where the ball appears to drop on number 16 (his number). The Monegasque said,

“Here it’s the roulette and it fell on the 16, which I hope will be the case on Sunday,”

Leclerc revealed that Peter did something very similar last year, and he decided to follow suit this time. Unfortunately, wearing a lucky shoe didn’t quite work wonders for Leclerc in 2023.

Ahead of what was a rain-hit race, Leclerc got a three-place grid penalty which dropped him from P3 to P6, and in a track like Monaco where it is extremely difficult to overtake, there wasn’t much the 26-year-old could do to make amends.

This year, however, things seem to be going much better for Charles Leclerc. Friday practice sessions cannot tell the story of the weekend that is to come, but fans of the Ferrari driver will be optimistic, given the pace that was on display.

Peter’s Special Shoes Doing the Trick for Charles Leclerc

The shoes which Leclerc wore last season, couldn’t help make up for Ferrari’s lack of pace overall. This season, however, the Maranello-based outfit appears to be in a much better place heading into qualifying in the Principality.

On a weekend where qualifying plays a huge role in dictating how the race will go, Leclerc held a distinct advantage over his counterparts on day one of proceedings. Not only did Leclerc finish P1 in FP2, he finished half a second ahead of Max Verstappen. Given the same, even the Dutchman conceded to Leclerc enjoying a distinct advantage in Monaco.

As reported by ESPN, Verstappen feels that Ferrari is in a much better position this weekend. If things go according to plan for the Monaco native, he will finally be the favorite to win his home Grand Prix.

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Naman Gopal Srivastava

Naman Gopal Srivastava


Naman is an F1 writer at The SportsRush. Initially a football fanatic who worships Puyol and Leo Messi, Naman soon fell in love with the world of F1 upon reading about Jim Clarke. While the current era drivers do fascinate him, Naman still chooses to idolize Clarke and Ayrton Senna. When he is not busy watching the highlights of some of the greatest races of his idols, Naman can be found scribbling little snippets in his diary of poems or out in the town, exploring new places to eat.

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