A humorous TV show rewards the biggest disappointments of the year
Charles receives for the first time an award given to Ferrari in 2017 and 2018
Italy takes it again with Ferrari. This time the country does not forgive Charles Leclerc’s mistake that made him lose the podium in Turkey and that is why they have decided that he is justly deserving of the Golden Tapir, which in the transalpine country is known as the award for the defeated.
The comedy show ‘Striscia la notizia’ on Italian television is famous for its awards for the biggest disappointments of the year. Precisely one of these awards, known as the Golden Tapiro, has gone to Charles Leclerc for his mistake on the last lap of the Turkish Grand Prix.
This is one of the most humiliating awards for an Italian character or entity. It has been received by people like Silvio Berlusconi, president of Mediaset, but also Ferrari in 2017 and 2018 after losing the championships.
Some accept to receive it to have a few minutes of television on Channel 5, but others prefer to avoid it, which leads the presenter to have to chase them until they finally assume it. There are even personalities who have reacted aggressively when the winners of this award were known, such as the director of Rai Uno, Fabrizio Del Noce, who ended up breaking the presenter’s nose.
Leclerc, who receives him for his failure at Istanbul Park, has shown no resistance. The Monegasque was in a podium position, but he made a mistake in his fight against Sergio Pérez that caused the podium to disappear on the last lap.
“These things happen,” shared Leclerc, who prefers to take the award for what it is: a simple joke.
“Thank you very much for the award, it is very nice. Next year I will have a new partner, Carlos. I know him from this year. We are friends,” added the Monegasque after receiving an award that the presenter assures is lucky.
“Is it lucky? Then I’ll put him in the Ferrari,” Lecler joked to finish.