A lose manhole cover has halted and ended first practice in at Baku. Holy hell how does this happen. If I was George Russel I would be furious, his car is fucked for the most of the remaining weekend but that could have been so much worse. Luckily the car only got shredded and didnt flip or lucky the cover didnt pop up for a car behind him.
This has never happened in IndyCar, this has never happened in Formula E and frankly it should never happen in Formula 1. Everything about today was amateur hour and embarrassing to the sport. Shortly after this while recovering the William’s car the tow truck hit a bridge. Mayhem throughout the weekend and the race hasn’t even started.
In other news Kvyat has hit the wall on his birthday, Pierre Gasly will start Sundays Grand Prix from the pits for failing to stop at the weigh station and all the driver are mad at the manhole situation. As they should be.