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Formula 1

Video: Alesi crashes ex-Lauda Ferrari while leading Historic Monaco Grand Prix

Jean Alesi's defence while leading the Historic Monaco Grand Prix resulted in the French driver crashing into the wall.

Jean Alesi came a cropper while leading the Historic Monaco Grand Prix.

The former Ferrari driver was entrusted with an ex-Niki Lauda 312 for the F-Series class of the race. Qualifying in second place behind the Lotus of Marco Werner.

A great start from Alesi saw him sprint into the lead, but he was hounded relentlessly by Werner.

Coming around Antony Noghes at the end of Lap 16, Alesi appeared to miss a gear and was clipped by the Lotus driver, with Alesi dropping the Ferrari into the wall as a result.

Werner was able to continue and came home in first place, but was given a penalty that dropped him to third. However, he decided against appearing on the podium due to his unhappiness with the penalty..

Check out all the drama below..

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