Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly engaged in a high-altitude game of chess as they traveled from Mexico to Brazil for this week’s round of racing at Interlagos.
In the ultimate battle of wits at 30,000 feet, the tension soared as the quest for dominance between the Ferrari and Alpine drivers unfolded with more intensity than a dramatic last lap overtake.
With a mischievous grin and a triumphant gleam in the eye, Leclerc declared himself the victor before the final checkmate.
“I won. Maybe next time @pierregasly,” wrote Leclerc on Instagram.
“It’s to keep your mood up bro 🤣 revenge next time, coming for you king,” Gasly replied.
Plane chess concluded, the runway loomed large, and a lighthearted rivalry primed for a weekend of high-speed action.