Conor McGregor’s ‘random crossover’ with Mick Schumacher in Monaco leaves F1 fans perplexed
The Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix is a must-attend event for most celebrities around the world and Conor McGregor was one of the stars to flock to Monte Carlo for qualifying on Saturday.
But it was the UFC legend’s unexpected friendship with Haas pilot Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time champion Michael Schumacher, that caught the eye – and left sports fans in equal measure baffled by what unusual match, reports The Daily Star.
The Dubliner partied this week after attending the Cannes Film Festival with his fiancee Dee Devlin and was pictured alongside singer Kylie Minogue at the glamorous event in France.
And it looks like the 33-year-old, currently ranked eighth in the UFC rankings, was enjoying his time off as he walked into the Haas Garage to meet Schumacher.
Schumacher is doing his best to launch his own career that isn’t overshadowed by his father’s accomplishments. However, the 23-year-old is currently in his second season in F1 and is yet to score a world championship point in 27 race starts, making his apparent friendship with McGregor even more puzzling.
McGregor, dressed in a jazzy blue and pink floral shirt with silk material, posed alongside the German driver in the pit lane to leave F1 fans scratching their heads as to how their meeting went venue.
Twitter user Dhav described it as “the most random image I’ve seen”, while another tweeted: “What is this crossover”. Thomas Cubbitt combined the two thoughts, writing, “Wtf is this photo has become the most random crossover between sports and individuals.”
McGregor was not the only athlete present with Chelsea star Mason Mount and Manchester City’s Phil Foden present in the Red Bull garage. They watched from the famous Monegasque paddock Charles Leclerc take his second consecutive pole in his home Grand Prix.
The Monegasque took pole last year before a gearbox problem prevented him from starting the 2021 race. But the Ferrari driver made sure he would be in the best position to clinch his first triumph on the streets he calls home after clocking an incredible 1:11.3 lap time ahead of Scuderia team-mate Carlos Sainz.
The Spaniard was lucky to avoid a serious injury after crashing into Sergio Perez on the Portier corner, after Red Bull hit the wall seconds earlier. Perez’s crash brought out the red flag, ensuring he starts ahead of teammate Max Verstappen who could only qualify fourth.
Mercedes endured another tough qualifying session, with George Russell starting in P6 ahead of Lewis Hamilton, who sits in eighth.
Given the difficulty of overtaking at this circuit, seven-time world champion Hamilton faces a real battle to secure meaningful points at Monaco after a disappointing start to the season.
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