Monaco F1 star Charles Leclerc has been plagued by so-called fans who have come to his home in Monaco and rung his doorbell after his address was leaked on social media.

Given the circumstances, his appeal for peace and quiet was remarkably measured:

“Hey everyone,” Leclerc said on Instagram last week. “For the past few months, my home address has somehow become public, leading to people gathering beneath my apartment, ringing my doorbell, 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.

“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.

“Happy Easter, everyone.”