Tow truck carrying Charles Leclerc’s car almost causes scary crash at Miami GP support event

There was a serious incident during the support bill for the Miami Grand Prix

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A catastrophic incident was narrowly avoided during practice for the Porsche Carrera Cup North America at the Miami Grand Prix, after a recovery truck appeared on the track just as cars were returning to the pits.

Following Charles Leclerc’s late crash in the second practice session for Sunday’s Miami GP, the Monegasque’s damaged Ferrari was returned to his mechanics at the end of track action.

However, just as the Porsches began their in laps, a recovery truck appeared at Turn 17, nearly causing a horrific accident as some of the drivers reduced their speed to prevent an incident.

The narrow escape comes a week after Esteban Ocon sent photographers, scattering as he approached his pit box for his mandatory pitstop forcing FIA personnel to be summoned to the stewards after the race.

Pierre Gasly also narrowly avoided serious injury in last year’s Japanese GP after just missing a tractor which was on track to retrieve Carlos Sainz’s wrecked Ferrari.

Kay Van Berlo topped the times in Practice 1, whilst Riley Dickinson went quickest in Practice 2.

Track officials have yet to comment on the incident at the time of publishing.

Ed Spencer
Ed Spencer
FIA accredited journalist
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