April 15, 2024

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Charles Leclerc drives F1 Ferrari through streets of Maranello

Charles Leclerc drove his Ferrari Components One auto by the streets of Maranello on Thursday as the Italian team fired up for the initial time given that the COVID-19 pandemic halted observe activity in March.

Ferrari explained the 22-calendar year-previous Monegasque was the initial driver of the contemporary period to have driven an F1 auto by their household town.

The reduced-pace operate, which ended at the Fiorano take a look at observe with out Leclerc finishing any laps, arrived one hundred ten days just after the SF1000 auto very last turned a wheel at tests in Spain at the close of February.

“I really don’t typically like receiving up early, but this morning there was a great cause to do so,” commented Leclerc, who acknowledged his raucous operate might have woken up some of the citizens.

 

“It was enjoyable to get back in the auto nowadays, significantly on such a unique route. Currently being back in the cockpit felt like coming household again.

“It seemed like a exciting way of stating we are all set to get back on observe.”

The rescheduled time is due to start in Austria with two races on July 5 and 12, equally with out spectators and less than carefully managed circumstances.

Leclerc’s early morning route took him from the manufacturing unit gates, by which late team founder Enzo Ferrari drove the initial auto bearing his title in 1947, and throughout By means of Abetone Inferiore.

He then drove previous the Ferrari museum and down By means of Gilles Villeneuve, named just after the team’s late Canadian great, to Fiorano.