Charles Leclerc costs Drake $230,000

Charles Leclerc retired from the Spanish Grand Prix after suffering a power unit failure.

Charles Leclerc dominated the entire Spanish Grand Prix weekend, up until his sudden retirement from the race.

Whilst seemingly cruising to victory, the Monegasque driver suffered from a sudden power unit issue, which saw his F1-75 slow almost to a stop.

After the race, the team sent the engine back to Maranello where they discovered what caused the problem.

Ferrari announced that both the turbo and MGU-H had failed, leading to Leclerc’s disappointing retirement.

“Having examined the PU from Leclerc’s car, we found the turbo and MGU-H are damaged and cannot be repaired,” Ferrari said in a team statement.

“However, having fully analysed the failure and its cause, we are satisfied it did not occur through a design fault or reliability issue with these two components or any other elements of the PU.”

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The DNF saw Leclerc drop to second in the drivers’ championship, and Ferrari drop to second in the constructors’ standings.

Max Verstappen made the most of his rival’s retirement and claimed his fourth victory of the season, taking him to the top of the standings by six points.

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Leclerc’s retirement was not only bad for himself and the team, but also for famous Canadian rapper Drake.

Ahead of the race, Drake made his first-ever Formula 1 bet; the Canadian put $230,000 down on Leclerc to win the race.

“First F1 bet, let’s see how it goes,” Drake wrote to his 111 million Instagram followers.

Up until his DNF, Drake would’ve been licking his lips at the money he was set to make.

Instead, he lost the impressive sum.

Some may joke that Leclerc’s retirement is the rapper’s fault, with sports teams and athletes appearing to suffer from bad luck when endorsed by the Canadian.

Drake recently bet on NBA side the Brooklyn Nets to win, instead they lost 116-112.

In similar fashion, the artist behind the God’s plan album betted $427,000 on UFC fighter Justin Gaethje to beat Charles Oliveira; Gaethje lost.

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Leclerc will be hoping that Drake doesn’t bet on him to win this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.

The Monegasque driver has had shocking luck at his home Grand Prix, after retiring from the race last season before the race had even begun.

Leclerc crashed following his pole lap in Q3 last year; as a result, Leclerc retired from the race on his way round to his grid slot due to the amount of damage.