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Ferrari reveal Leclerc damage after Saudi smash

Ferrari reveal Leclerc damage after Saudi smash

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Ferrari reveal Leclerc damage after Saudi smash

Ferrari reveal Leclerc damage after Saudi smash

Ferrari has confirmed both the chassis and power unit remarkably survived Charles Leclerc's crash in FP2 at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.

Leclerc smashed into the Tecpro barriers with five minutes remaining of Friday practice for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

After losing the rear of his SF21 into turn 22, the Ferrari driver slid across the circuit before slamming hard into the barriers at around 150mph, causing significant damage to three corners of his car.

The Monégasque was naturally taken to the track medical centre for a check-up after which Ferrari revealed: "Charles came back to the hospitality after routine medical checks having been given the all-clear by the doctors."

Later providing an update on the car, the team said: "He will be able to run the same chassis and PU tomorrow as he used today."

Reflecting on the incident, Leclerc said: "I am sorry for the team who will have to put in a lot of work to have the car ready tomorrow and I will do everything I can to bring home the best possible result to thank them.

"I really liked the track itself and I’d say that the best part to drive is around the high-speed section.

"It is however unforgiving and there is no room for any mistakes."

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