Charles Leclerc issues plea after his home address is mysteriously leaked online

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc had a luxury watch stolen last year ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Ferrari star Charles Leclerc has sent a message to all of his fans to stop turning up at his home, with the Monegasque’s home address having somehow been leaked to the public.

Leclerc has endured a miserable start to the 2023 F1 season, with the 25-year-old having retired from two of the opening three races.

He suffered a power unit failure whilst in the top three in Bahrain, before finishing seventh in Saudi Arabia, only to endure further bad luck in Australia where he found himself in the gravel on the opening lap.

Lance Stroll tagged Leclerc’s right-rear tyre at the Albert Park Circuit at Turn Three, sending him into the gravel.

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In Stroll’s defence it was a racing incident, although, this didn’t make the situation any better for Leclerc.

It means that Leclerc has scored just six points so far this season, with him already being 63 points behind championship leader Max Verstappen.

If his life on the circuit wasn’t already bad enough, his life away from F1 appears to currently be even worse.

The Monegasque has taken to social media in a bid to having his privacy respected by his fans, with Leclerc having informed them that he won’t be coming out of his house for photos and autographs.

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“Hey everyone,” Leclerc wrote on Instagram.

“For the past few months, my home address has somehow become public, leading to people gathering beneath my apartment, ringing my doorbell, and asking for pictures and autographs.

“While I’m always happy to be there for you and I truly appreciate your support, please respect my privacy and refrain from coming to my house.

“I’ll make sure to stop for everyone when you see me on the streets or at the track, but I won’t be coming downstairs if you visit my home.

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“Your support, both in person and on social media, means the world to me, but there is a boundary that should not be crossed.

“Happy Easter, everyone.”

Whilst Leclerc’s 2023 has certainly been a challenge so far, he will at least take some satisfaction from the fact that four people have been arrested in Italy, with connection to a watch he had stolen ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix last year.