Charles Leclerc ridiculed by Ryanair after embarrassing incident

Charles Leclerc failed to start the 2023 Brazilian GP after crashing on the formation lap.

Charles Leclerc has become the latest victim of Ryanair’s brutal mocking, which often makes fun of celebrities after an embarrassing moment.

For Leclerc, his embarrassing moment came on the exit of Turn 6 and into Turn 7, where he managed to somehow crash on the formation lap.

Fans were left gobsmacked when the TV cameras suddenly showed Leclerc in the barrier on the formation lap, something which is only ever seen on incredibly rare occasions.

The Monegasque was due to start the race from second alongside three-time World Champion Max Verstappen, with many having expected the Ferrari driver to challenge the Dutchman into the first corner.

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When the cameras showed live onboard footage of Leclerc, the 26-year-old could be seen with his hands still in complete disbelief, before he informed his team over the radio that he suffered a hydraulics issue.

Both of his rear tyres suddenly locked-up causing his spin into the wall, whilst he also lost power steering.

Whilst he initially thought the accident was caused by a hydraulics problem, he later admitted that he didn’t think this was the case.

Nevertheless, Ryanair were brutally fast at making fun of the driver, by designing a special boarding pass for Leclerc.

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In the media pen, Leclerc joked that he’d need a trip to Loures, France, to get over the retirement, so Ryanair designed him a boarding pass taking him from Brazil to the mid-19th century town.

“Take your strategists with ya x,” Ryanair comically captioned the post, whilst several Easter eggs were present on the mock boarding pass.

The most notable was that the airport he was departing from was labelled as ‘DNS’, referring to ‘Did Not Start’.

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If that wasn’t enough, the sequence number on the boarding pass was the corner he span at, whilst even the QR code redirected fans to a video of Leclerc challenging gamers to a race around Interlagos on the F123 game.

Other Easter eggs included his seat number being 16F, referring to his racing number and ‘F’ for Ferrari.

The cherry on top was the reference code of ‘1NCID3N7’, which was a reference to when Leclerc admitted that a crash with Verstappen during their karting days was “nothing, it was just an inchident.”