Charles LeClerc’s birthday is approaching and he will be twenty two on the 16th of this month (October). He already has two Formula 1 Grand Prix wins to his credit with Ferrari, and was in contention for first place in at least another three. If you roughly double his age, would you believe it there are more Monegasque car racing champions winning this year.
The European circuit racing Championships for drivers over 40 has just take place in La Turbie and there were three titles up for grabs – and a total of 60 teams competing. Monaco ran away with two of the Championship titles. Double the age and double the fun and European Championship victories for Monaco. There are laurels to be won after your 40th birthday and Monaco has just proved it with these two new European titles. Which raises the question – Is there enough room in the Principality’s two square kilometres for all these Monegasque champions!
One of the new European Champions is David Billard, representing Monaco (in the 1/8°) who had his racing car perform his 178th lap, ahead of Stéphane Riccobono (176 laps, France) and Rémy Hasler (174 laps, Switzerland).
It is good to see that in circuit racing there is now also an electric car European Championship and again the Principality prevailed. The electric car finals had 4 competitors which took place in 3 finals of 7 minutes with Monaco first on the podium. Thomas Musso (Monaco) won in front of 2 French drivers: Stéphane Bouche and Clement Lacoutière. Thus, out of 60 teams and three Championship titles Monaco captured two of the Championships and secured a podium for the third. Three successes out of three.
In the third final (1/10°), France dominated with Jean-Baptiste Geneau (157 laps completed in 45 minutes), just ahead of Lars Stub-Holm from Denmark and Francesco Martini (156) from Monaco on the podium too.