A wrecker truck carrying Fernando Alonso’s mangled McLaren Racing Chevy IndyCar suffered a weird accident when it crashed into the well-known Gasoline Alley on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For unknown causes, the truck driver and on-hand security marshals didn’t be aware of the peak of the crane carrying the orange racer, inflicting it to collide with an enormous metal beam supporting the Alley’s roof.
A photograph of the not catastrophic however somewhat embarrassing “oopsie” was posted to Instagram by former racing driver and NBC Sports activities commentator Paul Tracy with the caption: “A foul day will get worse when the Alonso wrecker wrecked within the storage and received caught.”
Because the picture exhibits, the crimson flatbed seems to be making its method out of the Speedway’s pit space when the hydraulic arm of the crane hit the roof of Gasoline Alley. I am actually not a wrecker truck professional, however by the seems of it, the crane might’ve been lowered one other foot or so to be able to assist it clear the ceiling. This turns into much more obvious within the picture under taken by IndyCar and IMS photographer Chris Owens, which exhibits the crane absolutely prolonged and sitting a lot decrease than it did when going below the bridge. By the point this second picture was taken, Alonso’s automotive was already being dropped off at its storage, which implies they efficiently navigated their method out of Gasoline Alley.
It is unclear if the truck suffered any appreciable injury to its hydraulic mechanism, however what’s greater than evident is that the McLaren goes to wish fairly a number of hours of labor earlier than it turns laps at over 224 miles per hour as soon as once more.