Charles Leclerc Crashes Lauda’s 1974 Ferrari F1 Car at Monaco
I totally adore the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. The biennial occasion permits spectators trackside and at residence to observe racing machinery up to 97 many years outdated contend on a avenue circuit that has been in use for in excess of 90 a long time. This also generates the prospect for million-dollar vintage racing vehicles to crash into Armco barriers. However, you would by no means anticipate to see the recent Components 1 factors leader set a 1970s Ferrari F1 car’s rear wing into the barriers.
As a aspect of a 3-lap demonstration operate for the duration of race working day, Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc had the prospect to drive a 1974 Ferrari 312B3 raced in time period by a few-time F1 champion Niki Lauda. Lauda won his initially World Drivers’ Championship in 1975, driving a 312B3. Leclerc shared the Monaco circuit with Jacky Ickx, who was powering the wheel of a 1972 Ferrari 312B2 that he raced himself.
The Monégasque F1 driver only needed a single lap to acclimate himself to piloting an early ‘70s solitary-seater around his house track and start out pushing the restrict. Then as the commentary talked about Leclerc finding to experience a boyhood aspiration with out the stress of a race weekend, he missing regulate into La Rascasse. The Ferrari’s rear stepped out, and the car or truck slid backward into a TecPro barrier.
The rear wing of the Ferrari 312B3 was crumpled in the crash, but Leclerc was in a position to limp the classic automobile again to the start out-finish straight. When commentary talked about oil dropped on the racing surface before as the probable trigger, each Scuderia Ferrari and Charles Leclerc said on social media that a brake situation triggered the crash. With any luck ,, he has a superior run of luck for the duration of the Monaco Grand Prix in two months. Leclerc has but to finish his home Grand Prix given that he debuted in F1 in 2018.