F1 2022 | Charles Leclerc | Ferrari | Monaco Grand Prix | Crash

World Championship leader Charles Leclerc has turned red after an iconic Ferrari Formula 1 car that was previously raced by Nicki Lauda crashed.

Leclerc was behind the wheel of a 1974 Ferrari 312B3 as part of an exhibition run at a historic event in Monaco.

He was in the third lap when he lost control in a corner at Raskas at the end of the lap, hitting the car and damaging the rear.

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Motorsport.com reported that he was responsible for the accident due to a mechanical fault.

“I lost the brakes. I lost the brakes! I braked, the paddle was stiff, and it went to the floor,” Leclerc said.

“I was lucky to get it at that moment, because if it had been somewhere else, it wouldn’t have been so good … The problem is I was scared. I got to the corner naturally.”

Leclerc later tweeted: “When you think you’ve already got all the bad luck in Monaco and you’ll lose the brakes at Raskas with one of the most famous historic Ferrari Formula 1 cars.”

Lauda finished fourth at the 1974 World Championships, while teammate Clay Regazoni finished second behind McLaren’s Emerson Fitipaldi.

Leclerc, who led the race for this year’s World Cup after winning in Bahrain and Australia, took the pole for last year’s Monaco Grand Prix but collapsed at the last minute of qualifying, a loss that forced him to miss the race.

This is the second year in a row that the 1970s Ferrari has suffered at the historic Grand Prix in Monaco, just weeks before the Formula 1 race.

Jean Alessi was involved in an accident last year after touching another car and hitting obstacles.

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