Leclerc drives Ferrari’s SF1000 on Maranello’s streets

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The streets of Maranello were closed off early on Thursday morning as Charles Leclerc drove Ferrari’s 2020 Formula 1 car on public highway.

At around 06:30 Leclerc drove from the Officina Classiche – where the racing department used to be based – before crossing the Via Abetone Inferiore, which is one of the main routes through Maranello.

Leclerc drove the SF1000 past the current Formula 1 factory, which opened in 2015, and then around the corner to pass the organisation’s official museum.

Leclerc ended his slow-speed run by taking the Via Gilles Villeneuve to the Fiorano Circuit, with Ferrari expected to carry out a filming day at its test track.

It is the first time that the SF1000 has run since the end of February.

“I don’t normally like getting up early, but this morning there was a great reason to do so,” said Leclerc.

“Maybe it woke a few people up, but it was great to drive through the streets of Maranello in the SF1000.

“It was exciting to get back in the car today, particularly on such a special route. Being back in the cockpit felt like coming home again.

“It seemed like a fun way of saying we are ready to get back on track. Now I can’t wait to drive the SF1000 in Austria.”


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