Charles Leclerc's viral tweet after crashing Niki Lauda's Ferrari in Monaco

Charles Leclerc's viral tweet after crashing Niki Lauda's Ferrari in Monaco

Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship leader Charles Leclerc has not had luck on his side as of late and things got even worse when he crashed one of the most iconic Ferrari’s in the sport’s history today.

Leclerc was amidst numerous other drivers for the 13th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, which had approximately 200 cars running across the weekend in celebration of cars throughout the years.

Drivers, past and present, took to the famous Monaco track to showcase the cars with Leclerc having the honour of racing around in a 1974 Ferrari F1 car made famous by the late, great Niki Lauda.

Whilst racing around the iconic Monaco track, the 24-year-old seemed to lose the rear end of the car as he headed into La Rascasse, skidding backwards into the barriers and causing damage to the rear end of the car.

Leclerc momentarily stayed still in the cockpit before beginning a slow exit from the accident, eventually pulling up onto the main straight with smoke bellowing from the rear end.

A pair of marshals joined Leclerc for a brake inspection once he left the vehicle and Leclerc later said: “I lost the brakes. I lost the brakes! I braked, the pedal was hard, and it went to the floor. I was lucky to have it at that moment, because if I had had it at another place, it was no good … the problem is that I got scared. I arrived normally in the corner.”

Luckily, the only injury he seems to have sustained is a bruised ego and he later made fun of his misfortune on Twitter.

He said: “When you thought you already had all the bad luck of the world in Monaco, and you lose the brakes into rascasse with one of the most iconic historical Ferrari Formula 1 cars.”

Leclerc's tweet after crashing iconic Ferrari
Leclerc’s tweet after crashing iconic Ferrari

It is hoped that this is the end of a long streak of bad luck for Leclerc and that he can return to the track with minimal disruptions.

News Now - Sport News