Charles Leclerc faced travel crisis ahead of 2023 Miami GP

Charles Leclerc rose to sixth in the Drivers' Championship following his podium finish at the 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Charles Leclerc rushed to social media to inform his fans that everything was okay ahead of his travels to this weekend’s Miami Grand Prix, after finding himself in a terrifying situation.

The 25-year-old took to social media in Zurich Airport to inform his fans that he’d dropped his AirPods through some decking, meaning he was suddenly facing the prospect of a long-haul flight without his earphones.

It’s difficult to decide which scenario is worse, losing your headphones moments before a flight across the pond or having a Red Bull in your mirrors, something Leclerc became used to briefly in Azerbaijan.

The Ferrari driver was determined to retrieve his AirPods, and with the help of some tweezers he did just that, something he quickly shared to his fans.

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By getting on his hands and knees, Leclerc was able to save his AirPods, meaning he avoided what would’ve arguably been the most boring flight of his life.

“I made it,” Leclerc wrote on social media. “I can now listen to my song in peace.”

The Monegasque is certainly in a much better frame of mind following last weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where he arguably got his season truly underway.

After retiring from two of the opening three races, Leclerc showed excellent pace at the Baku City Circuit, with the Ferrari driver having claimed pole position for the sprint race and the main race.

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Despite having sublime one lap pace, he was unable to fend off Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen on Sunday, meaning he claimed third.

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He did finish second in the sprint on Saturday, though, with the driver having overall secured 22 points from the fourth round of the season.

“Considering the first three races which we’ve had, scoring six points in three races, this weekend is better – we didn’t have any problems, it was a trouble-free weekend,” Leclerc said in Baku on Sunday, as reported by

“I think when I look back at the weekend I look back at every session and I think we maximised absolutely everything in every single session, so on that we should be happy; on the other hand there is still work to do.”