CHARLES LECLERC has pleaded with fans to stop gathering outside his home after his address recently became public.
The Ferrari driver said he has been inundated with fans gathering outside his apartment hoping to get a picture and autograph from him.
Leclerc said he is happy to stop for photos in the street or at the race track but insisted that there are boundaries when it comes to his private life.
The 25 year old released a short statement on his Instagram story on Sunday morning pleading with fans to stop ringing the doorbell to his apartment.
It read: "For the past few months, my home address has somehow become public, leading to people gathering beneath my apartment, ringing my bell, and asking for pictures and autographs.
"While I'm always happy to be there for you and I truly appreciate your support, please respect my privacy and refrain from coming to my house.
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"I'll make sure to stop for everyone when you see me on the streets or at the track, but I won't be coming downstairs if you visit my home.
"Your support, both in person and on social media, means the world to me, but there is a boundary that should not be crossed."
The Monegasque previously had his watch stolen whilst signing autographs at the Emilia Romagna in 2022.
Two arrests have since been made in connection with the incident after Italian police raided the property of one of the suspects.
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Leclerc has endured a tough start to the 2023 season with two retirements from the opening three rounds.
The Ferrari man currently sits 10th in the standings with Ferrari occupying fourth in the constructor's championship.
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