VIDEO: Charles Leclerc Left Bitterly Disappointed After His Dangerous F1 Crash at Spa

Published 08/27/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN: Third placed finisher Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari looks dejected in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Will Taylor-Medhurst/Getty Images)


The Free Practice session two has been red-flagged following the crash of Charles Leclerc. As the Ferrari was setting in the laps for FP2 on Friday afternoon, he lost control of his car and crashed into the barrier at turn 7.

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Leclerc’s Friday run at Spa ended in disappointment but hopes to improve for FP3 tomorrow and have a stellar qualifying session on Saturday afternoon.

Charles Leclerc brings out the red flag in FP2

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As the 23-year-old was zipping around the Belgian track on Friday afternoon, hoping to improve his pace. He lost control of his Ferrari and hurdling towards the barrier.

The crash was so severe that it destroyed the car’s front two tires. Seeing the impact of the car, the Italian garage was heartbroken to see the session come to an end in such a horrific manner. Nevertheless, they know they have another chance on Saturday and aim to redeem themselves.

The Monegasque racing driver was unharmed from the crash but was disappointed not to finish his FP2 session. He would hope to learn from this mistake and aim to have a better final practice session around Spa on Saturday.

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How did Leclerc do in FP1?

The Ferrari driver was hoping to hit the ground running at the start of the second half of the season at Spa. In the first practice session of Belgian Grand Prix weekend, Leclerc found himself in fourth place on the timesheet, with a lap time of 1:45:818.

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Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 27, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during practice REUTERS/Johanna Geron

He was hoping to carry this momentum in the second session as well. But a crash on turn 7 of the Belgian track, saw those hopes shattered. However, Leclerc’s aims to bounce, and avoid any similar mistakes in the final practice session on Saturday and try to give some hope to the Scuderia for this weekend.

What are your thoughts on Leclerc’s performance in the first 2 practice sessions of the Belgian Grand Prix? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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