Video of Friday’s IndyCar tempo automotive crash the place airbags have been deployed, with Romain Grosjean on the wheel and Dale Coyne Racing teammate Ed Jones within the passenger seat, leaked on social media Wednesday morning. The video exhibits the moments main as much as (and following) the Honda Civic Sort R’s contact with the pit entry wall at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.



a group of people posing for the camera: Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Romain Grosjean (51) waits to qualify for the IndyCar Grand Prix on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


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Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Romain Grosjean (51) waits to qualify for the IndyCar Grand Prix on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Within the video, Jones and Grosjean are strapped in by way of three-point harnesses, however with out helmets, to permit informal dialog — basically the purpose of the video. A digicam is positioned close to the windshield, going through them. Firstly of this 28-second clip, Jones will be heard saying, “A bit late, late on the brakes,” with a nervous smile and chortle as Grosjean pushes the automotive proper to its limits.

Simply three seconds later, Grosjean begins yelling a stream of expletives — “Oh (expletive), (explective), (explective) …” — as he can inform he is shedding management of the automotive. He tries turning the wheel exhausting to the left and slams on the brakes, however as HPD PR official Dan Layton informed IndyStar following the crash, “(Grosjean) mentioned the pedal was exhausting, however the automotive wasn’t slowing down. The brake pads should have glazed over or one thing.”

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Extra: Grosjean crashes Honda tempo automotive at Laguna Seca whereas taping video phase

Grosjean’s fingers keep on the wheel by means of impression, and he and Jones lurch ahead, making contact with the airbags that deploy from the steering wheel and passenger sprint space. Grosjean’s “The Phoenix” hat flies off his head.

The automotive’s crash system then will be heard saying, “A crash has been detected.”

“Oh (expletive),” Grosjean says. “Get out, get out.” Each drivers then scramble to get out of their harnesses, throw open the doorways inside eight seconds of the preliminary impression. Both smoke or mud will be seen wafting by means of the automotive, and thru the rear window, each drivers will be seen standing behind the crash, with Grosjean placing his fingers to his head in dismay.

The entire video, which was initially shared by Lucas di Grassi, the Brazilian Components E driver, on his Instagram tales, although these clips have since been deleted. Motorsport.com’s Turkish Twitter account shared the 28-second clip that di Grassi shared, which you’ll be able to what right here in full:

Jenna Fryer, a author for the Related Press who covers motorsports, captured a shot of the wrecked tempo automotive being towed to the Laguna Seca garages earlier than it was hid from view by a black automotive cowl: 

Each drivers walked away unhurt each logged top-10 finishes in Sunday’s race after beginning subsequent to one another on the seventh row. Jones logged his third top-10 of the yr (tenth), whereas Grosjean turned in undoubtedly the perfect closing stint of the race, surging up the sphere from eighth to Third-place after beginning thirteenth.

Extra from Laguna Seca:

The drivers have been taping a video phase for IndyCar, the place a number of occasions this season, teammates from Honda-backed groups drive round tracks within the collection’ tempo automotive to present followers an thought of what it is prefer to take a tough, quick lap round knowledgeable race observe in a conventional (albeit very highly effective and secure) highway automotive. The phase had been finished at St. Pete (with Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe), Mid-Ohio (with Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato) and the earlier weekend at Portland (with Alexander Rossi and Colton Herta).

IndyCar shared an edited model of Friday’s video Sunday morning, that includes quite ironic feedback from each drivers (given the eventual crash) forward of the incident, together with:

>>Grosjean: “I am undecided he is assured with me driving or comfy, however that is the way in which it goes…”

>>Grosjean: “It is best to get your seatbelt on,” adopted by this from Jones: “I ought to have introduced my helmet and HANS gadget…”

>>Jones: “That doesn’t scent good. You have already burned the brakes up earlier than we bought going…”

>>Grosjean: “Hopefully they don’t seem to be going to make use of this for the tempo automotive this weekend. It could not make it…”

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