IndyCar Series drivers Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves were unhurt in a scary crash during the Sunday morning practice session for the Baltimore Grand Prix.
Kanaan’s KVRT Racing Technology-Lotus car suffered brake failure on Turn 1 of the Baltimore track and slammed back of Castroneves, who had trouble getting into the turn.
Kanaan’s car flipped into the air, clipped the outside concrete barrier before landing in a series of banded tires in the designated runoff area.
Both drivers walked away from the wreck but the cars will badly damaged, forcing both to drive the back-up cars in Sunday’s race.
“That was frightening,” said Kanaan. “Arriving at 190 mph with no brakes is no fun. A brake failure in a race car is just something that should not happen.”
“He really flew,” said Castroneves. “I was very worried. He landed in a very bad position.”
“When I looked he didn’t move it all so I ran over to make sure he was okay he added,” he added. “It was a very scary accident, but I’m glad he’s okay.”
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