Formulation One appeared to keep away from a significant incident when the roof of a minimum of one grandstand collapsed in heavy winds throughout qualifying for the Sao Paulo Grand Prix on Friday.
Situations at Interlagos went from overcast to darkish and stormy in a matter of minutes on Saturday afternoon, proper in the midst of the Q3 session — the ultimate of three segments of qualifying.
That prompted F1 to chop the session brief.
An F1 spokesperson stated there have been no severe accidents, though it was unclear within the aftermath if anybody had required medical consideration.
Though not captured by the F1 world tv feed, it quickly emerged that the climate had wreaked havoc across the Interagos circuit.
Completely different movies circulated on social media of roofs being torn free and blowing away within the winds, though it was unclear what number of grandstands had been affected.
F1 photographer Andy Hone, who had been trackside when it occurred, tweeted: “What a scary 10 minutes on monitor! A grandstand roof collapsed on the final nook and practically bought decapitated by falling particles!”
Hone shared two images of a broken roof.
— Andy Hone (@andyhone) November 3, 2023
F1 is just not anticipating comparable climate over the remaining two days of monitor motion, which ought to reduce fears of a repeat for followers attending the remainder of the weekend.