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Brazilian Grand Prix 2023

Severe storm wreaks havoc at Brazilian Grand Prix

A grandstand at the final corner at Interlagos has been destroyed by the storm which ended qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix prematurely.

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A grandstand roof has collapsed at Interlagos after severe weather hit the circuit at the end of qualifying for the São Paulo Grand Prix.

The final 10 minutes of the session saw a drastic change in climactic conditions as dark skies descended over the track, along with heavy winds, torrential rain, thunder and lightning.

After Max Verstappen had set his pole position lap, the session was eventually red-flagged as conditions dramatically altered and the session brought to a premature end.

But the chaotic scenes, with the sky more akin to a midnight picture than one at 16:00 local time, continued with lightning and heavy winds continuing to pound the circuit along with the rain.

A post on social media depicted a grandstand at the final corner with its roof caved in, with several spectators forced to flee the scene.

RacingNews365.com has learned that thankfully, no serious injuries have been caused in the incidents, with only minor injuries caused in isolated accidents related to the conditions as people left the circuit.

F1 2023 Brazilian Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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