F1 superstar Charles Leclerc has announced his split from girlfriend Charlotte Sine.
The Ferrari star and Sine began dating three years ago and proved to be an inseparable duo.
But the pair have called time on their relationship, a split Leclerc announced on social media, The Sun reported.
The 25-year-old wrote on his Instagram story: “Hello everyone, Charlotte and I have decided to end our relationship and we remain good friends.
“We have shared so many great moments and she is and always will be a very special person to me.”
The Monegasque racer urged his 9.5 million Instagram followers and F1 fans to leave his former beloved alone following their split.
He continued: “She is amazing and deserves the best, please respect our decision and her privacy in a time like this.
Sine, 23, echoed Leclerc’s message in her own Instagram story.
She wrote: “Hello, Charles and I have decided to end our relationship and stay good friends.
“It’s been three beautiful years together with loads of memories. He is an amazing person and I wish him the best.
“Please respect our decision and privacy. Thank you.”
Leclerc endured a frustrating season with Ferrari, finishing second to champion Max Verstappen.
But he’s confident the Italians will be able to break Red Bull’s stranglehold on the title next year.
He said: “We just need to take all the mistakes we’ve done this year and try to improve for next year.
“I think we really did some steps forward in terms of strategy and the way we have been taking decisions recently, in the last few races.
“Unfortunately, it was a bit more difficult to show it because the pace is not as good as at the beginning of the season.
“But I’m confident, in terms of pace, we will manage to catch Red Bull back next year.”
This story first appeared in The Sun and was republished with permission.