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WATCH: Charles Leclerc left baffled after fan plays the disappearing act on him at the Singapore GP

Charles Leclerc had a unique experience at the paddocks ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix as his fan pulled a disappearing act on him.

Charles Leclerc

All eyes are on the Singapore Grand Prix as fans are expecting some exciting action from the original night race of Formula 1, which will be held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. This is the first race after a two-week-long break since the Monza Grand Prix, and it presents a unique opportunity to Max Verstappen. If all goes well and the Dutchman ticks a number of criteria, then he will be able to win the World Championship in Singapore, with five races still left in the roster.

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Amidst all the talks about the impending World Championship results and the tough competition between Max Verstappen and his closest rival–Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, the paddocks around the Marina Bay Circuit have seen a fair share of hilarious moments. And one of those comical moments involve Charles Leclerc.

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The 24-year-old Monegasque has a huge job ahead of him–to end the season with Ferrari on a hopeful note by securing the second position in the WDC Standings. But he was caught off guard by a fan who asked him for an autograph on a Ferrari cap, and just as he was putting his initials, he found that the man had disappeared on him!

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Charles Leclerc’s fan disappears on him–and he keeps the fan’s cap for himself

Charles Leclerc

Meeting with fans, interacting with them, and giving out autographs are all parts of an F1 driver’s life. And Charles Leclerc is one of the most popular racers amongst the followers of F1, thus he is used to all kinds of antics that the fans pull off sometimes. But he never expected to be ghosted by one of his fans like he was at the Singapore Grand Prix after the Free Practice Sessions.

It all happened as Charles Leclerc was walking back to the Ferrari motorhome with his press officer Mia Djacic. A fan suddenly came up to Leclerc with a Ferrari cap in his hand, asking for an autograph. As Charles got busy signing the cap, he looked up and found that the fan had vanished! Then, he tried putting the cap on top of his own, but the fan returned with another cap, asking for another signature. The entire incident got captured, and the video went viral on Twitter.

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Riddhi Mondal is an F1 author at FirstSportz. Having previously worked as a student reporter at The Statesman, she is an ardent follower of all things F1. A nerd through and through, the complicated physics that goes into the cars is what drew Riddhi to the sport. She is a proud McLaren fan who eagerly awaits the paddock's visit to Spa Francorchamps and hopes to attend the Monaco GP one day. A student of medicine, whenever she's not fawning over Daniel Ricciardo or rooting for Max Verstappen to become the next World Champion, Riddhi's either busy reading thrillers, debating, or playing with her six feline friends.