The traditional Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, which is expected to take place between May 21 and 24, 2020, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This "missed date" gave Ferrari ideas! Sunday 24, day when the race should have taken place in the winding streets of the Principality, the Italian manufacturer will run an SF90 Stradale with Charles Leclerc driving in the Scuderia at the wheel.
We are not talking about a demonstration run. Ferrari called on director Claude Lelouch to orchestrate this release. The idea? Produce a short film in the spirit of the famous "It was a meeting" (1976), sequence shot of about 10 min where a car crosses Paris at high speed from the Porte Dauphine exit on the ring road to the hill of Montmartre.
"The Grand Rendez-Vous"
The new short film, "Le Grand Rendez-Vous" will evoke "the atmospheres of this much appreciated Grand Prix and the roar of the Ferrari 275 GTB which constituted the inimitable soundtrack of the first short film" explains Ferrari in its press release.
The firm explains that this clip is made as "an expression of hope" to "turn positively to the future", after the global health crisis, and while the F1 season should theoretically restart in July, in Austria.
Symbolically, this film also marks the beginning of a gradual return to "normalcy" for the film industry, one of the most media and emblematic festivals of which, Cannes, has been canceled. It was scheduled to take place from May 12 to 23, 2020.
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale in numbers
If Ferrari chose its SF90 Stradale, it is because it is the last born of the factories of Maranello and the very first plug-in hybrid car (PHEV) in the history of the Prancing Horse. On the urban circuit, the 1000 hp sportswoman will demonstrate her agility and give an overview of her performance. It cuts the 0 to 100 km / h in 2.5 sec thanks to its twin-turbo V8 (760 hp) and its three electric motors. Two are independent and located on the front axle, the third is at the rear between the engine and the gearbox.
If you are in Monaco or around, meet on Sunday May 24 in the morning to follow the evolution of the SF90 Stradale and Charles Leclerc in front of Claude Lelouch's camera!
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