Charles Leclerc mystified by Carlos Sainz challenge

Both Ferrari drivers, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, are yet to agree a new contract beyond 2024.

Charles Leclerc was left baffled by how much water a glass could hold ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, in a challenge against team-mate Carlos Sainz.

Ferrari put Leclerc and Sainz to the test prior to the weekend getting underway, by making them attempt the water cup challenge.

The water cup challenge is where you take it in turns to fill a glass up with water, with the loser being whoever makes the water spill out of the glass.

Leclerc and Sainz were both completely perplexed at how much water the glass could hold, with the Monegasque insisting that “it’s physics”.

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Sainz ultimately lost the challenge after being responsible for the first spilled drop of water, to Leclerc’s delight.

The pair remained confused as to how so much water could be contained in the glass though, with Leclerc asking: “How is this possible?”

The 25-year-old also revealed in the social media skit that he studied physics, something which still didn’t help him understand how what was happening was possible.

Leclerc and Sainz’s focus is very much now on Spa-Francorchamps, one of the most notorious venues on the calendar.

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With the Belgian GP being the final round before the summer break, both drivers will be desperate for a good result, following what’s been a miserable five months for the team.

Ferrari are really struggling this year, with the side currently sitting fourth in the Constructors’ Championship.

To add to their woes, the side have found themselves fourth in the pecking order at the last two races, behind Red Bull, McLaren and Mercedes.

The Maranello-based team have been wildly inconsistent, with the SF-23 having a tendency to eat up its tyres rather quickly.

Qualifying hasn’t been as big an issue for the team, with Sunday usually being their weakest day of the weekend.

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At last weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, Leclerc had to settle for seventh whilst Sainz finished eighth.

Two weeks before that at the British Grand Prix, the duo could only salvage ninth and 10th.

A strong result in Belgium will give the side something to take into the summer break and the second half of the season, where they’ll need to find some performance.