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Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix 2024

International media reacts after Leclerc Monaco glory and Verstappen 'f*** me' radio message

Check out what the world is talking about following the 2024 F1 Monaco Grand Prix!

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Charles Leclerc finally broke his curse and won the Monaco Grand Prix, making him the first Monegasque to win the race since Louis Chiron in 1931. 

McLaren's Oscar Piastri and Carlos Sainz joined the race winner on the podium at the Circuit de Monaco. 

Championship leader Max Verstappen finished in sixth and saw his championship lead reduce to 31 points. 

As for his team-mate, Sergio Perez was part of a huge three-car pile-up that resulted in a 50-minute red flag stoppage. 

But what did the world make of the race? Find out as we look through the biggest headlines from international media to see what the globe is talking about!

🇬🇧 The Sunday Times - 'Charles Leclerc keeps calm amid the chaos to end wait for home win'

In the United Kingdom, The Sunday Times has focused on Leclerc keeping his calm amidst all the drama that unfolded. 

Leclerc aced his first start but, as mentioned, had to wait 50 minutes to do it all over again. 

Having buckled under the pressure particularly in 2021, dealing with the stress of the occasion and the opening lap is a huge weight off the Monegasque's shoulders. 

🇲🇨 Monaco-matin - '“My father did everything to get me where I am”: the emotion of Charles Leclerc after his victory at the Monaco Grand Prix'

In Leclerc's homeland, the Monaco-matin newspaper revel in the Monegasque's glory. It was a truly emotional day for the Ferrari driver, with the newspaper focusing on his comments about his late father. 

Leclerc's father died from cancer a year before he made his F1 debut, with the Ferrari star having discussed everything his dad did for him to get him to where he is today. 

The championship contender had his father on his mind as he approached the famous podium at the Circuit de Monaco, where he was surrounded by banners and cheering fans.

🇮🇹 La Gazzetta dello Sport - 'Monza, it's the Ferrari effect: ticket sales on the rise. Sticchi Damiani: "Good omen for the Italian GP"'

In Italy, La Gazzetta dello Sport has been reporting an immediate rise in ticket sales ahead of the Italian Grand Prix later in the year, following Leclerc's victory in Monaco. 

The Italian newspaper reports that Leclerc's win resulted in a 'significant increase' in tickets being bought for Monza.

The president of the Automobile Club of Italy, Angelo Sticchi Damiani spoke to the newspaper and congratulated Leclerc. 

🇫🇷 L'Equipe - 'Bruno Famin reframes Esteban Ocon after the collision between the two Alpines at the Monaco GP'

In France, the big talking point at L'Equipe is the intra-team collision at Alpine. On the opening lap, Esteban Ocon lunged down the inside of Pierre Gasly at Portier, resulting in sizeable contact. 

The incident caused Ocon to retire from the race, with team principal Bruno Famin having told French broadcaster Canal+ after the Monaco GP that there would be "consequences" for Ocon following his actions. 

A key discussion now, is what exactly Famin meant by "consequences", given the strength of the word. 

🇳🇱 De Telegraaf - 'Red Bull team boss Christian Horner: 'See where we are in four races''

In The Netherlands, comments by Red Bull team principal Christian Horner are a big talking point. 

Red Bull endured a disappointing Monaco GP which has raised speculation that a title fight could be on the cards. 

Horner recognises Verstappen was not happy in Monaco but has insisted that the world should wait and see where Red Bull are in four races time.

🇦🇺 The Herald Sun -‘F*** me’: 'Max Verstappen radio message shames Formula 1'

In Australia, the focus is on Verstappen rather than home hero Piastri in The Herald Sun. 

Comments made by Verstappen during the race are blowing up Down Under, in particular his radio message during Sunday's race. 

During the 78-lap race, Verstappen complained that the race was boring, and said: "F*** me. This is really boring, I should have brought my pillow."

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