The 22-year-old features in a short film by Claude Lelouch harking back to the 1976 'C'etait un rendez-vous' by the French director - an early morning illicit high-speed drive through Paris.
The Monaco authorities have agreed on this occasion to close the Grand Prix circuit to all traffic and pedestrians from 0645 to 0900.
“Le Grand Rendez-vous” filmed in Monaco at dawn this morning— Monte-Carlo SBM (@MonteCarloSBM) May 24, 2020
Claude Lelouch’s short film starring the Ferrari SF90 Stradale and Charles Leclerc to premiere on June 13.@LelouchOfficiel @Charles_Leclerc @Ferrari #monacoGP pic.twitter.com/Zmdwm2k995
"This should have been my home GP's qualifying day," Leclerc said on Twitter on Saturday, driving a Ferrari SF90 Stradale in 'Le grand rendez-vous.'
"The GP has been cancelled because of the situation but thanks to @Ferrari & @scuderiaferrari, tomorrow I will be able to drive around the track for a short film produced by Claude Lelouch. I can't wait to be driving again, "the Ferrari driver added.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the grand prix, a fixture since 1954 and the most glamorous race of Formula One, was cancelled and the season has yet to begin.
Leclerc will also race from home on a simulator later on Sunday in Formula One's virtual Monaco Grand Prix.
The 1976 drive of Lelouch was unauthorized by the Parisian authorities but he nevertheless went ahead, fixing a camera on a Mercedes 450SEL and overlaying the sound of a revving Ferrari 275GTB.
The one-take film captures the driver's race from Porte Dauphine on the Paris ring road through the center to a meeting with his girlfriend on the steps of the Sacre Coeur basilica at Montmartre.
Lelouch, now 82, was briefly arrested after the release of the now-classic footage, and had his driving license confiscated. In 2003 the movie became available on DVD.
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