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In the round-up: A brake problem led to Charles Leclerc crashing Niki Lauda’s 1973 Ferrari 312B3 at La Rascasse during a display in Monaco

In brief

Leclerc crashes Lauda’s Ferrari 312 B3 after brake problem in Monaco

Formula 1 world championship leader Charles Leclerc crashed Niki Lauda’s Ferrari 312 B3-74 after suffering brake problems during a display at Monaco as part of the Historic Grand Prix event.

The Monegasque driver was given a special opportunity to drive the car as part of the Monaco Historique Grand Prix schedule, driving the 1973 machine raced by Niki Lauda along with former grand prix winner Jacky Ickx in an older 312B. However, Leclerc lost control of the car approaching La Rascasse and spun backwards into the barrier, causing significant damage to the car.

Ferrari said Leclerc’s run had ended due to a “brake problem.” Leclerc he previously drove a Ferrari 312T at the team’s Fiorano test track prior to the Miami Grand Prix weekend.

Formula E is “difficult”, Giovinazzi admits

Dragon Penske Formula E driver Antonio Giovinazzi that he’s finding Formula E “quite hard” after his pointless start to the 2022 season so far.

The former Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver is competing for Dragon Penske this season but the team sit bottom of the Formula E championship table, the only team of 11 to have failed to score a point after eight races.

Speaking ahead of yesterday’s second Berlin EPrix where he finished 22 and last after a season-best qualifying of 16th, Giovinazzi admitted his lack of experience in the electric racing series was proving a hindrance.

“It’s difficult,” Giovinazzi said. “It’s different for sure. I expected it, but yes, it’s quite hard. Quite a different format, a different car, so everything is quite new for me.

“Now, finally, especially in qualifying, the pace is better – I just need more laps, more experience. There is not much there that we can do at the track – there is no testing. It’s been this weekend quite hard to adjust to two new tracks for the first time, you know. So it’s hard but yeah, I just to keep improving. ”

McLaren prospect Ugochukwu claims first win in cars in British F4

McLaren junior driver Ugo Ugochukwu took his first win in a car at yesterday’s third race of the British F4 championship at Brands Hatch Indy.

Aged just 14-years-old, Ugochukwu, who is racing for Carlin in the championship this season, won from third on the grid, passing team mate Oliver Grey on the opening lap and then passing leader Alex Dunne after a Safety Car restart to lead the rest of the race.

Ugochukwu was signed to McLaren’s junior driver programme early in 2021 after a promising karting career, including winning the 2020 FIA OKJ European Championship. McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown was in attendance at Brands Hatch to watch his team’s prospect claim his first win in cars.

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Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and more:

When you thought you already had all the bad luck of the world in Monaco and you lose the brakes into rascasse with one of the most iconic historical Ferrari Formula 1 car. 🙃🔫

— Charles Leclerc (@Charles_Leclerc) May 15, 2022

Just re watched the race. It stings and will continue to sting for a while. Car was mega and I positioned us to get the job done. We had everything we needed to win… except a meteorologist 🥹 it was entertaining though, right?! #IndyGP #MonthOfMay #Wet #CrazyRace

— Pato O'Ward (@PatricioOWard) May 15, 2022

Don't get me wrong. Never argued the need for the aero screen at speedways and superspeedways. But initially, talks were supposed to be open to use the halo part only for road and street because of heat and rain visibility issues. Dismissed in an instant by the man

— Sébastien Bourdais (@BourdaisOnTrack) May 15, 2022

An exciting win for @UgoUgochukwu2 @Brands_Hatch. He told me for @itvmotorsport he was just “focused on his race” despite the buzz of @McLarenF1’s @ZBrownCEO watching on taking pictures. Always good to impress the boss 😎 #BTCC @BritishF4 #F1

— Claire Cottingham (@Cla_Cottingham) May 15, 2022

Superb drive by @UgoUgochukwu2 to take his maiden win in #BritishF4 in his second F4 race at #BrandsHatch. Even better to be there to see it! Good work Ugo 👏 🙌

— Zak Brown (@ZBrownCEO) May 15, 2022

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