Charles Leclerc can speak of great happiness. The Monaco crashed his car at great speed in the second F1 practice ahead of the Saudi Arabian GP. The news from Ferrari, however, is optimistic.
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Charles Leclerc’s accident happened five minutes before the end of the second training session. The Ferrari driver lost control of his car in turn 22, where drivers are driving at high speed. Given that the track in Jeddah is extremely narrow, the 24-year-old had no chance of avoiding an accident.
Little was left of the SF21 model, and the driver himself was taken to a medical center right after the accident. Fortunately, Ferrari gave some good news. “Charles has returned to our guesthouse after a routine medical examination,” wrote the F1 team from Maranello.
The Italians gave another good news after inspecting the damaged car. “On Saturday, Charles will be able to drive the same chassis and the same engine,” added the team.
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The enormity of the damage to the Ferrari car indicated possible damage to the engine and chassis, which for the mechanics of the Italian team would mean an extremely busy night, and for Leclerc driving an almost new car. The Monaco made a lot of trouble for the team anyway, because at the end of the 2021 season, many teams are already suffering from a lack of parts.
“I’m sorry for the team that has a lot of work to do to rebuild the car.” I will do everything in my power to bring the best result to the finish line and thank you for their work. I really like this track. It is the section behind high speeds that is the best to drive – said the Ferrari driver in an interview with Sky Sports.
“This place is ruthless though, and you can’t go wrong here,” Leclerc concluded.
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