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Charles Leclerc

Leclerc will 'think twice' about driving historic F1 cars in future

Charles Leclerc suffered a crash whilst behind the wheel of Niki Lauda's 1974 Ferrari 312B3 during the Monaco Historic event in May, leading teammate Carlos Sainz to question whether such an outing is worth the risk when in the championship battle.

Charles Leclerc admits that he will "think twice" about driving historic Formula 1 cars in the future after crashing during the 2022 Monaco Historic event.

The Monegasque got behind the wheel of Niki Lauda's 1974 Ferrari 312B3 for the occasion, but hit the barriers at Rascasse when he lost the rear on his third lap.

Leclerc was unharmed in the incident, but it left his teammate Carlos Sainz questioning whether taking part in such an event is worth the risk whilst in the championship battle.

Leclerc reveals whether crash will affect future plans

When asked about Sainz's comments and whether it would affect any plans to race historic cars again in the future, Leclerc told media, including RacingNews365.com: "To be honest, before that [run in the Monaco Historic] I think all the checks that had to be done was done.

"Obviously there was a shakedown of this car the Thursday before and yeah, the failure that happened was on a screw of the brake pads and it's impossible to know.

"Fighting for a championship like this, I will think twice about doing it again in the future, but yeah, it's also part of our job and sometimes we need to go into those cars.

"It's always also an honour for me and I'm always very happy and very glad to be driving those cars and always a pleasure too.

"But yeah, it’s always a balance you need to find and of course when you are fighting for the championship, or just overall, because it's for safety in general.

"I had a lot of fun and this was unfortunate but again, it was just unlucky."

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