F1 grandstand roof collapses in rainstorm

F1 grandstand roof collapses in rainstorm

Nov 03, 2023 by ESPN

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    • Nate Saunders, General Editor, F1Nov 3, 2023, 06:06 PM ET REACTIONS Formula One appeared to avoid a major incident when the roof of at least one grandstand collapsed in heavy winds during qualifying for the Sao Paulo Grand Prix on Friday.
  • Conditions at Interlagos went from overcast to dark and stormy in a matter of minutes on Saturday afternoon, right in the middle of the Q3 session -- the final of three segments of qualifying.
  • F1 photographer Andy Hone, who had been trackside when it happened, tweeted: "What a scary 10 minutes on track!
  • A grandstand roof collapsed at the last corner and nearly got decapitated by falling debris!" Hone shared two photographs of a damaged roof.

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