Interlagos grandstand roof collapses in rainstorm at F1’s Sao Paulo GP



Formula One appeared to avoid a major incident when the roof of at least one grandstand collapsed in high winds during qualifying for the Sao Paulo Grand Prix on Friday.

Conditions at Interlagos went from cloudy to dark and stormy in a matter of minutes on Saturday afternoon, right in the middle of the Q3 session — the final of the three sections of qualifying.

That’s the F1 prompt Cut the session short.

An F1 spokesman said there were no serious injuries, although it was later unclear whether anyone required medical attention.

Although not captured by the F1 world television feed, it soon emerged that the weather had wreaked havoc around the Intergos circuit.

Various videos of the roof being torn off and blown into the air circulated on social media, although it was clear how many grandstands were affected.

F1 photographer Andy Hone, who was trackside when it happened, tweeted: “What a horrible 10 minutes on track! In the last corner a grandstand roof collapsed and debris fell and almost beheaded!”

Hon shared two photos of a damaged roof.

F1 is not expecting similar weather conditions for the remaining two days of track action, which will ease the fear of a repeat for fans attending the rest of the weekend.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:




More like this

Republican Primary 2024

Introduction to Republican Primary 2024 The upcoming 2024 Republican Primary...

Who is Matt Canada?

Who is Matt Canada? A Brief Introduction In the sporting...

Real Madrid-bound Endrick prefers Ronaldo over Messi

Real Madrid wonderkid Andric says he is more...

India lost to the conditions, but could they have been braver with the bat?

Rohit Sharma He looked like he was trying...