Charles Leclerc’s Monaco bad luck continues after crashing Niki Lauda’s iconic Ferrari

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CHARLES LECLERC was amongst a number of different drivers operating within the thirteenth Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.

Charles Leclerc's Monaco bad luck continues after crashing Niki Lauda's iconic Ferrari

Charles Leclerc despatched the historic automotive into the wall (Picture: ACM MEDIA)

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Charles Leclerc has not had fun of it at his dwelling monitor in Monaco and the Ferrari driver’s dangerous luck continued when he crashed one of the iconic Ferrari’s in F1 historical past on Sunday. The 2022 Monaco Historic Grand Prix had round 200 automobiles operating all through the weekend, celebrating automobiles all through the years.

A bunch of drivers from the previous took to the well-known monitor with the likes of Roberto Moreno and Michael Lyons operating all through the day. Leclerc was given the honour of racing round in Lauda’s 1974 Ferrari F1 automotive across the Monaco monitor.

However catastrophe struck as Leclerc appeared to lose the rear finish of the automotive heading into La Rascasse. The 24-year-old then skidded backwards into the limitations, damaging the enduring F1’s rear finish.

Leclerc sat nonetheless within the cockpit earlier than driving away from the incident slowly and inspected the brakes when he bought out the automotive. And he made enjoyable of the crash afterward, mocking his personal file at Monaco.

Charles Leclerc's Monaco bad luck continues after crashing Niki Lauda's iconic Ferrari

Charles Leclerc had a detailed have a look at the automotive afterwards (Picture: ACM MEDIA)

He tweeted: “Once you thought you already had all of the dangerous luck of the world in Monaco and also you lose the brakes into rascasse with one of the iconic historic Ferrari Components 1 automotive.”

The 1974 Ferrari was Lauda’s debut season in F1 the place he recorded a powerful 9 pole positions. However reliability points for the Ferrari prevented Lauda from mounting a severe problem for the title that season.

Lauda went on to win his first F1 world title a yr later earlier than selecting up two extra in 1977 and 1984. The Austrian stayed in F1 lengthy after his retirement, taking up a managerial place at Ferrari from 1993 to 2001.

He then joined Mercedes in 2012 and performed a key function in bringing Lewis Hamilton to the Silver Arrows earlier than he handed away in Might 2019.

Leclerc has had common dangerous luck on the Monaco Grand Prix courting all the way in which again to his debut in F1. The Monacan crashed out on his debut F1 race in Monaco whereas at Sauber earlier than having to retire from the 2019 race with Ferrari.

The 2021 race seemed to be Leclerc’s turning level in his dwelling race after taking pole place. However a crash within the last minutes of Q3 resulted in Leclerc being unable to begin Sunday’s race after a failure within the left driveshaft was detected.

He’ll be hoping for higher fortunes this yr in his battle with Max Verstappen for the 2022 world championship.


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