WATCH: Charles Leclerc’s Brother Arthur Involved in Scary FP3 Crash at Austrian GP

Published 07/04/2021, 9:19 AM EDT


Like many of his colleagues, Charles Leclerc grew up with racers around him. His father, Hervé Leclerc, was a racecar driver, and so was his godfather, Jules Bianchi. Charles’ brother, Arthur, too, is a motorsports driver, who was unfortunately involved in a high-speed crash at the Austrian Grand Prix in Formula Three Race 3.

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Eyeing an opportunity to overtake MP Motorsport driver Victor Martins before turn 4, he was charging up the field and was carrying more speed than the latter.

The Prema driver went on the inside part of the track and lost balance for the car when he hit the speed limit bollards on the grass at the end of Turn 4.

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The incident ended the race of the drivers and brought out the safety car. This bunched up the field and provided an opportunity for Fredrick Vesti, a Mercedes junior driver, to take his first win of the season.

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Mercedes’ Vesti benefits from the crash involving Leclerc and Novalak

As reported by RaceFans, Vesti won the Austrian Grand Prix from Prema driver and Red Bull junior driver Dennis Hauger. The current F3 championship leader Hauger started from pole but could not hold off a charging Vesti at turn five.

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Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The incident involving Leclerc, Novalak, and Martins brought out the safety car. This provided Hauger with an opportunity to take back his lead, but Vesti held on at the restart and raced to his first win at the Formula Three championship in the 2021 season.

Ollie Caldwell finished behind Hauger in third, with Alexander Smolyar taking fourth from Matteo Nannini of HWA. Hitech Racing’s Iwasa came home in sixth ahead of Caio Callet in other MP Motorsport. Logan Seargent, Calan Williams, and Johnny Edgar rounded out the top ten.

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