The Monégasque F1 driver only needed a single lap to acclimate himself to piloting an early ‘70s single-seater around his home track and start pushing the limit. Then as the commentary discussed Leclerc getting to experience a boyhood dream without the pressure of a race weekend, he lost control into La Rascasse. The Ferrari’s rear stepped out, and the car slid backward into a TecPro barrier.


The rear wing of the Ferrari 312B3 was crumpled in the crash, but Leclerc was able to limp the vintage car back to the start-finish straight. While commentary mentioned oil dropped on the racing surface earlier as the likely cause, both Scuderia Ferrari and Charles Leclerc stated on social media that a brake issue caused the crash. Hopefully, he has a better run of luck during the Monaco Grand Prix in two weeks. Leclerc has yet to finish his home Grand Prix since he debuted in F1 in 2018.