Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc will be the protagonist of a new short film ‘Le Grand Rendez-Vous’, which will be shot in his native Monaco on Sunday.
The streets of the Principality will be shut early on Sunday morning – on the date when the grand prix should have taken place – with Leclerc set to get behind the wheel of Ferrari’s SF90 Stradale.
Filmmaker Claude Lelouch will be remaking his famous ‘C’etait Un Rendez-Vous’ short film, which was shot through the streets of Paris in 1976, with the soundtrack of the Ferrari 275 GTB.
It will be the first shoot to take place in the region since the relaxation of lockdown restrictions in both Monaco and nearby France.
On Friday Ferrari confirmed the plans and explained that “it welcomed the partnership in the film as a way of demonstrating support for its Tifosi, clients and supporters as an expression of hope that the world will gradually be able to absorb the painful and complex health crisis which has affected everyone, allowing us to begin to look positively towards the future, also in anticipation of the expected restart of the F1 season in July.”
Leclerc grew up in Monaco but has retired from all four of his races around his home streets, with two successive DNFs in Formula 1 joining his double retirement in Formula 2 in 2017.
The next edition of the Monaco Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on May 23, 2021.