The 21 year old was criticised for weaving around like a giraffe on an ice rink to cling on to his narrow lead but put this down to the unexpected consequences of listening to a voice in his head telling him to trust his instincts.
“I’d like to apologise to Lewis,” the Mongagesque addressed the media.
“I’m sure on the outside it looks like I was deliberately driving my car at him but in reality an inner force had taken over my body, controlling my instincts and at that point I was merely the vessel for this mysterious compulsion.”
“Possibly compounded by turning off the radio and going “LALALALALALALALA!!!” at the same time,” he added.
Leclerc completed his maiden victory the previous weekend in Belgium in less contentious circumstances given none of his rivals were either forced off the track or into extensive dry cleaning bills afterwards.
“Usually I drive on the limit in a nice, controlled, predictable fashion using all the available technology,” the 22 year old continued.
“But if your technology can’t figure out the only way to win is to veer at the silver car like a drunk at a wedding then it’s time to trust your instincts.”
“Especially if your instincts couldn’t give 2 shits about some twat with more tattoos than brain cells,” he added.