F1: Charles Leclerc, the protagonist of a short of Lelouch

A star is born: Charles Leclerc, fresh of the announcement of his engagement as a testimonial of the line Made-to-Measure Armani, it seems to have no intention of stopping to the role of the model in the free time from racing. The monegasque Ferrari will in fact be the protagonist of the new film of celebrated French director Claude Lelouch. In the day when he had to race his home GP in monte carlo, Leclerc will shoot the remake of the outrageous short There était un Rendez-Vous, created by Lelouch in 1976.

Short which caused a sensation because of the stunts performed on the open road to Paris, the protagonist of the film, of which we do not see the face. In the first nine minutes of the short, there is space for maneuvers nefarious behind the wheel, between the red lights burned and the burning overtaking at 200 km/h on the Champs Elysees; everything to reach late girlfriend, hurtling without limits for the capital deserted early in the morning to not make her wait again. An example, to put it à la française of cinéma vérité which cost very dear to Lelouch, since after the presentation of the film, he was arrested and he was also withdrawn the licence.

The name of the person at the wheel in the short film was never revealed, although according to the legend, you were a professional pilot: the names of the most popular are those of Jacky Ickx, a close friend of Lelouch, and of Jacques Laffitte, another bishop in F1 of the era. Now the baton is passed on to Leclerc, who will not risk, however, nothing, I saw that the remake – the title of which should be The Grand Rendez-Vous – will be built with all the permissions of the case: the streets of the Principality will be blocked, in fact, for nine hours.

The idea of the remake of the historical short came directly from real to Monaco, who have thought of an original way to advertise, in the absence of the historic GP of monaco, which this year will not be played because of the pandemic of COVID-19. The space then to a golden catwalk for Leclerc, who will drive a Ferrari in the series, with all probability, the SF90 Road, equiapaggiata with a hybrid powertrain consisting of a twin-turbocharged V8 engine and three electrical units, for a total power of 1,000 HP. The co-star is ideal for a short dream on the roads of monaco.