The Wheels Come Off…
AMAZING! Have you seen this footage yet? Sebastian Buemi lost his front wheels under braking during practise at the Shanghai Grand Prix Circuit earlier today.
He was travelling at 194mph when the Torro Rosso’s front-right upright failed. This caused the load on the front suspension to dramatically increase triggering the spectacular failure. The wheel tethers were unable to manage the huge force. This sent one wheel flying into the spectator area luckily not injuring anyone.
Watch the video – it’s pretty freaky.