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F1 2023

WATCH: Car lands in grandstands at Portimao after horror crash

A car barrel rolled over a tyre barrier, through a debris fence, and into the spectator area during practice for the Porsche Sprint Challenge Iberica.

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A car managed to land into the Turn 1 grandstand at Portimao during practice for one of the support categories for the World Endurance Championship.

The Porsche Sprint Challenge Iberica is supporting the sportscar championship this weekend, but was halted after Alexandre Areia crashed over the barriers.

A video shows the car leaving the circuit at high speed, crashing into the tyre barrier and then flipping over the debris fence and into the spectator area.

Fortunately there was no spectators sitting in the area where the car crashed so nobody was hurt, with the driver also emerging unscathed.

The Autodromo do Algarve is an FIA Grade 1 facility, having recently hosted Formula 1 in 2020 and 2021.


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