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Formula 1: REVEALED! Check out WHY Charles Leclerc crashed Niki Lauda’s iconic 1974 Ferrari at Monaco – See Pictures

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Formula 1: Why did Charles Leclerc crash Niki Lauda’s Ferrari? – Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc crashed Niki Lauda’s iconic 1974 Ferrari car at Monaco during the Historic Grand Prix. While there has been a lot of discussion regarding the crash, the reason has finally been revealed. Leclerc lost the brake pedal as he spun at the Rascasse. Follow Formula 1 Updates on InsideSport.IN.

The Monegasque driver, who currently leads the Drivers’ standings this year said, “I lost the brakes. I lost the brakes! I braked, the pedal was hard, and it went to the floor. I was lucky to have it at that moment because if I had had it at another place, it was no good. The problem is that I got scared. I arrived normally in the corner.”

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Formula 1: REVEALED! Check out WHY Charles Leclerc crashed Niki Lauda’s iconic 1974 Ferrari at Monaco – See Pictures

However, after experiencing unforeseen brake disappointment during his third lap on the track, Leclerc contributed to a twist and struck the barriers in reverse, which later on dislodged the rear wing.

Though he tried to initially get moving once more, Leclerc later gave up and pulled up on the main straight. It was smoke drifting from the rear of his vehicle before he got out to assess it.

Meanwhile, talking straight after the episode, Leclerc was certain that the accident was not down to the driver’s mistake, but rather had something to do with a mechanical failure.

Formula 1: REVEALED! Check out WHY Charles Leclerc crashed Niki Lauda’s iconic 1974 Ferrari at Monaco – See Pictures

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In a close-up picture taken by Autosport, it was visible that the brake disc had come free from the front left caliper. With no halting power on the left front corner of the vehicle, the brakes would have snatched altogether on the right side, leaving Leclerc powerless.

Formula 1: REVEALED! Check out WHY Charles Leclerc crashed Niki Lauda's iconic 1974 Ferrari at Monaco - See Pictures
Formula 1: Charles Leclerc crashed Niki Lauda’s iconic 1974 Ferrari at Monaco due to a loss of a broken brake disc.

The high-airbox 312B3 that Leclerc was driving in Monaco is claimed by Methuselah Racing, who are based in Cologne and headed by Mario Linke. Lauda drove a 312B3 during his most memorable year with Ferrari in 1974, which happened to be his debut year.

Formula 1: REVEALED! Check out WHY Charles Leclerc crashed Niki Lauda’s iconic 1974 Ferrari at Monaco – See Pictures

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