French director Claude Lelouch filmed “Le Grand Rendez-vous”, on the date the Grand Prix is supposed to take place, in the Principality of Monaco. Featuring team Scuderia driver Charles Leclerc, the short film includes a completed adrenaline-fueled lap on the Formula 1 street circuit onboard the Ferrari SF90 Stradale.
Onlookers from the balconies and streets around the area got the opportunity to catch the action with the supervision of the local authorities, thanks to the progressive lifting of the lockdown in France and Monaco. The SF90 Stradale unleashed its full power on the Principality’s streets, sprinting from 0-100 km/h in 2.5 seconds.
The 2017 FIA Formula 2 Champion clocked speeds of up to 240 km/h en route to the mystery “big date” of the title, with Ferrari Chairman John Elkann present during the shoot. HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco made a brief appearance in the film, allowing a set visit from the Princes Andrea Casiraghi and Pierre Casiraghi with his wife, Princess Beatrice Borromeo.
With the roar of its hybrid V8 engine, the brand broke a dry spell for Prancing Horse enthusiasts, sending a message of optimism that motorsport, film, and social life will return as people battle the COVID-19 pandemic through responsible behavior, commitment, and solidarity.
“Le Grand Rendez-vous” premieres on June 13.