Watch This F1 Car's Trashed Rear Wing Cling On For Dear Life

Brendon Hartley managed to drag his battered Toro Rosso back to the pits in Monaco after being hit by the Sauber of Charles Leclerc

Remind me later

Let’s be honest: the 2018 Monaco GP - like many races at the principality’s tight street circuit - wasn’t exactly a thriller. The pointy end of the grid remained unchanged from qualifying, with Daniel Ricciardo overcoming mechanical problems to take his first ever win at Monte Carlo, ahead of Sebastian Vettel and championship leader Lewis Hamilton.

But there was a little dash of late drama further down the order. Thanks to an apparent brake problem, Sauber’s Charles Leclerc slammed into the Toro Rosso of Brendon Hartley on the approach to the chicane.

What’s arguably more interesting than the collision itself is what happened after: while Leclerc went straight down the escape road and retired on the spot, Hartley was able to drag his decimated car back to the pits. He was forced to retire too, but given the severity of the accident, the fact he was able to continue at all is impressive.

And just look at that rear wing desperately hang on! It’s both heroic and a little sad, all at the same time.