Drake Loses $300k Formula 1 Bet After Charles Leclerc’s Power Unit Failure in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix
Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images. Pictured: Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc leads Max Verstappen
Celebrities, they’re just like us!
While that may not be entirely true, celebrities who enjoy sports betting certainly aren’t immune to devastating losses like the rest of us, evidenced during Sunday’s Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix.
It’s no secret that Drake, the famous musician and actor, certainly enjoys gambling, including having some action on various sporting events.
The rapper is apparently expanding his sports betting repertoire as well by reportedly getting down on Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix, his first ever bet on Formula 1 according to a tweet from ESPN’s F1 Twitter account.
The musician dropped $300k on Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc to win the event at +150 odds, meaning his bet could have paid out a profit of $450k, for a total payout of $750k (his initial $300k stake plus the $450k profit) had it won.
Unfortunately for Drake, it did not.
After securing the pole, Leclerc kept the lead at the start of Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix before eventually extending his advantage over the field to more than 15 seconds at certain portions of the race.
However, for both Drake and Leclerc, it just wasn’t meant to be.
With the race fully in his control, Leclerc’s Ferrari suffered a power unit failure, ending his day and relegating the championship contender to a last-place finish while also shortening Drake’s sports betting bankroll by $300k.
Leclerc’s opportunity for redemption comes next week in Monaco, Formula 1’s most prestigious race and the Ferrari driver’s birthplace.
Will Drake also look for Formula 1 redemption in Monaco?
Only time (and his social media accounts) will tell.