The Monegasque driver spun and crashed off into the tyre barrier mid-corner at Le Beausset, the 11th turn, on the 18th of 53 scheduled laps.
It was Leclerc’s third retirement while leading a race this season after Spain and Azerbaijan.
LAP 18/53CHARLES LECLERC IS OUT OF THE RACE!!!The Ferrari driver hits the wall at Turn 11!#FrenchGP #F1 https://t.co/5SL5xQcmUc
— Formula 1 (@F1) 1658669730000
Leclerc went into the race second in the championship, 38 points behind Red Bull‘s Max Verstappen, who took over at the front in France.