Charles Leclerc has said he is in the process of “trying to produce songs”, and hinted he may end up releasing them one day.
The Ferrari driver is already known as something of a musician in his spare time, having released multiple videos of himself playing the piano on Instagram over the years, and he has now revealed he is trying to write his own music.
Formula 1’s official YouTube channel released a video of the drivers playing a game of ‘Never Have I Ever’, in which one of the questions was whether or not the drivers have recorded a song.
Leclerc held up the sign saying he had, before elaborating further, saying that he was going to keep it private for the moment.
“I am doing it now,” he said. “It‘s not going to be public. I mean, I am just doing it for myself, I am trying to produce songs, but [it’s] early days.”
And when his response to that question was posted on Twitter by user @Vetteleclerc, the Ferrari driver then replied underneath regarding the privacy element and wrote “it might change…”
So, whether or not we will hear Leclerc’s original music in future remains to be seen, but he is not the only driver known to produce their own music.
Lewis Hamilton is also a driver with a passion for music, and he is known to produce his own songs during his down-time away from Formula 1, also playing the piano and guitar within his other hobbies away from the track.
Other drivers’ responses in the video included Yuki Tsunoda saying he had recorded a song before, albeit “not properly”, Lance Stroll said he had sung over a track before, Lando Norris said he had as well about “10 years ago”, but it’s unlikely anyone would be able to find it publicly.
Pierre Gasly said he also had, “but karaoke counts as recording a song?”
AlphaTauri driver Nyck de Vries said he had also recorded a version of ‘Jingle Bells’ on the piano, though he did not make the jump into singing it…