Devlin DeFrancesco’s automobile went airborne on the primary lap of the 2023 IndyCar Series season. (Via NBC Sports)
The 2023 IndyCar season opened with a automobile going airborne on the primary lap.
Devlin DeFrancesco’s automobile went airborne on the opening lap of the St. Petersburg Grand Prix after he was hit by Benjamin Pedersen in a wild crash in the back of the sector. Pedersen, a rookie, was one of many final drivers within the crash and he piled into DeFrancesco’s automobile so arduous that it despatched the No. 29 automobile into the air spinning like a prime.
Take a take a look at what occurred:
Per the NBC broadcast, nobody concerned within the crash was “severely injured.” Helio Castroneves appeared to have a slight limp after he obtained out of his automobile.
Simon Pagenaud, Santino Ferrucci and different drivers had been additionally concerned within the crash. The wreck appeared to begin when Ferrucci bumped into the again of Castroneves and Castroneves’ spinning automobile blocked the slender observe.
Five drivers had been formally declared out of the race after the crash due to harm. The race was red-flagged instantly after the wreck so the observe might be cleared.