Driving on a live race track by accident has to be very difficult. In fact, it should be impossible! But for the second time in just over a month, a driver has stopped Interlagos chain in Brazil, although he had no intention of doing so while the cars were moving in laps.
Twitter user @bmantovani shared a clip of the latest incident in which a Mercedes-Benz GLA was seen blocking the exit from the pit lane on the day of the track. The first car to arrive at the scene, from which we have footage on board, slows down until the moment it comes out of the turn and the driver notices the wayward GLA. At this point, the Mercedes is perpendicular to the pit lane; its driver was stuck in a fruitless attempt to make a multi-point turn that would send the car against the flow of traffic.
Then the participant from the second day of the track arrives, blocking the brakes in a far more dramatic stop just before hitting the Mercedes. At this point, apparently the GLA driver receives the message that perhaps going in the planned direction is a bad idea. Eventually, the GLA left the pit lane, stopping on a piece of asphalt between the track and the exit of the pit lane.
No one seems to know how the GLA ended up where it landed or what caused the comedy to make mistakes. Entrance by some Reddit commentators suggests that the chain designations may not be as clear as they might be, especially on days when a headline event does not occur and marshals do not guard access points.
And again, the last time something like this happened, The Mini Cooper accidentally entered the Copa Mercedes race, so it is difficult to say exactly who the culprit is. In this case accused driver lack of cones, signs or personnel to prevent access to the chainThis was not something to indicate that the driver was heading in the direction of the track, not the exit.
We have contacted the insight chain and will report if we hear anything. But for those of you visiting the Autódromo José Carlos Pace or any other track, please don’t go where you’re not welcome so you don’t want the world to see you feverishly making a K-turn in a narrow pit – or even more. -bad!