Charles Leclerc caught in embarrassing snub of new girlfriend

Sam Goodwin
Sports Editor
Charles Leclerc was so engrossed in his gaming that he left Charlotte Sine waiting. Image: Instagram/Getty

Ferrari young gun Charles Leclerc might want to reconsider his priorities.

The Formula One star has been doing a lot of online gaming due to the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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However he might have got a little too wrapped up in the online world at the expense of his girlfriend.

The 22-year-old Monegasque says he was so engrossed in a gaming session recently that he left Charlotte Sine out in the cold for about 25 minutes.

With Leclerc unresponsive to her phone calls and messages, Sine had to buy a subscription to his Twitch stream so she could let him know she was locked her out of their apartment.

“My girlfriend had to buy a subscription to my Twitch to be able to ask me in the channel chat if I could open her the front door,” Leclerc revealed on Twitter.

“She waited 25 mins downstairs as I couldn't hear my phone, I had the headphones and was very focus on my rally race.”

Leclerc and Sine have only been dating for a few months after the F1 star split from previous partner Giada Gianni.

At the time Leclerc said he wanted to focus on his F1 career and winning a championship with Ferrari.

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Leclerc recently signed a new deal with Ferrari worth a reported $15m a year and will become the Italian team’s No.1 man in 2021 after Sebastian Vettel announced he was leaving the team.

Ferrari have subsequently signed Carlos Sainz to partner Leclerc.

“It’s been a huge honour for me to be your teammate,” Leclerc wrote on Twitter about Vettel’s departure.

“We’ve had some tense moments on tracks. Some very good ones and some others that didn't end as we both wanted, but there was always respect, even though it wasn't perceive this way from the outside.

“I’ve never learnt so much as I did with you as my teammate. Thank you for everything Seb.”

Meanwhile, Australian star Daniel Ricciardo will leave Renault and race for McLaren in 2021 and beyond, taking Sainz’s seat.

The 30-year-old, winner of seven races for Red Bull, will partner British driver Lando Norris.

McLaren said Ricciardo had signed a multi-year deal with the former champions, who finished fourth overall last year but have not won a race since 2012.

“Signing Daniel is another step forward in our long-term plan and will bring an exciting new dimension to the team, alongside Lando,” said McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown.

Ricciardo took to Twitter to express his gratitude to Renault before insisting his focus is on the current season, which could start in July in Austria behind closed doors.

“I am so grateful for my time with @RenaultF1Team and the way I was accepted into the team,” he said.

“But we aren't done and I can't wait to get back on the grid this year. My next chapter isn't here yet, so let's finish this one strong. Merci.”

with AAP