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(Reuters) – Charles Leclerc is flying low within the System One standings however climbing excessive within the music charts with a unique sort of observe success.
The Ferrari driver is a eager piano participant and this week launched a 4 minute composition entitled ‘Aus23 (1:1)’ on streaming platforms.
The observe was hovering within the Apple iTunes prime tune rankings alongside hits by the likes of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Miley Cyrus.
System One’s official Instagram feed posted a clip of the tune at quantity six on one chart.
“For the reason that pandemic I began enjoying piano and it is a means for me to disconnect a little bit bit from racing,” the 25-year-old stated on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku.
“After posting some tales I realised that many individuals really loved the music I used to be doing and it did not value me a lot to really principally solely file the tune and put it on the market.
“The response is actually good. It is nothing too skilled however it’s sufficient for folks to get pleasure from and that is sufficient for me.”
Leclerc stated the tune is perhaps unhappy, however it was not linked to the disappointing Australian Grand Prix the place he spun into the gravel on the opening lap.
“I had no thought methods to name the tune and I did not wish to sound like super-professional, making an attempt to consider a reputation of the tune or no matter,” he defined.
“So it is principally a timeline. Each time I exit one tune, if I exit it across the Monaco GP it will likely be ‘Mon23’ simply because its the best way we name it for the engineers. Nothing too loopy, only a timeline to know after I launched the music.”
On observe, Leclerc has had two retirements within the first three races and is tenth general within the championship with simply six factors.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, modifying by Christian Radnedge)