Charles Leclerc drove his Ferrari Formula One car through the streets of Maranello on Thursday as the Italian team fired up for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic halted track activity in March.
Ferrari said the 22-year-old Monegasque was the first driver of the modern era to have driven an F1 car through their home town.
The low-speed run, which ended at the Fiorano test track without Leclerc completing any laps, came 110 days after the SF1000 car last turned a wheel at testing in Spain at the end of February.
“I don’t normally like getting up early, but this morning there was a great reason to do so,” commented Leclerc, who recognized his raucous run may have woken up some of the citizens.
Good morning Maranello !
Sorry if I woke you up this morning, I was just