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Charles Leclerc Crashes Lauda’s 1974 Ferrari F1 Automotive at Monaco

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I completely love the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. The biennial occasion permits spectators trackside and at house to observe racing equipment as much as 97 years outdated compete on a road circuit that has been in use for over 90 years. This additionally creates the chance for million-dollar classic racing automobiles to crash into Armco obstacles. Although, you’ll by no means count on to see the present Method One factors chief put a Nineteen Seventies Ferrari F1 automotive’s rear wing into the obstacles.

As part of a three-lap demonstration run throughout race day, Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc had the chance to drive a 1974 Ferrari 312B3 raced in interval by three-time F1 champion Niki Lauda. Lauda gained his first World Drivers’ Championship in 1975, driving a 312B3. Leclerc shared the Monaco circuit with Jacky Ickx, who was behind the wheel of a 1972 Ferrari 312B2 that he raced himself.

The Monégasque F1 driver solely wanted a single lap to acclimate himself to piloting an early ‘70s single-seater round his house monitor and begin pushing the restrict. Then because the commentary mentioned Leclerc attending to expertise a boyhood dream with out the stress of a race weekend, he misplaced management into La Rascasse. The Ferrari’s rear stepped out, and the automotive slid backward right into a TecPro barrier.

The rear wing of the Ferrari 312B3 was crumpled within the crash, however Leclerc was in a position to limp the classic automotive again to the start-finish straight. Whereas commentary talked about oil dropped on the racing floor earlier because the seemingly trigger, each Scuderia Ferrari and Charles Leclerc said on social media {that a} brake situation induced the crash. Hopefully, he has a greater run of luck in the course of the Monaco Grand Prix in two weeks. Leclerc has but to complete his house Grand Prix since he debuted in F1 in 2018.

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