There was chaos at the Jyllands-Ringen in Denmark as the sky fell on everyones’ heads during a Citroen DS3 Cup race. The situation caught every car off guard ad most of them paid the price dearly. As many as 11 cars skidded off the circuit in one corner, of separate occasions, making it a very expensive car park.
Initially, cameras caught sight of three cars in the gravel trap as the rain poured in buckets. Then, eight more Citroen DS3 Cup cars speared off at the same corner as everyone was out of control. According to the latest news, 10 drivers were able to walk away, but one was sent to hospital for checkups.
The incident brought back memories of the soggy 2007 European Grand Prix at Nurburgring. That day, the race started off dry, but there was a threat of rain, so with nothing to lose, Spyker’s Markus Winkelhock pitted for full wet tyres, dropping him to the back for the race start.
Then, the heavens opened and every Formula One driver was caught off guard. The two Toro Rosso’s of Scott Speed and Vitantonio Liuzzi spun off, joined by Nico Rosberg, Adrian Sutil, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton. Fortunately for Hamilton, he kept the engine running and the marshals were able to get a crane and bring his McLaren back on track. In the end though, Hamilton could only finish 9th and out of the points.
Coming back to the Citroen DS3 Cup race in Denmark, the race was promptly cancelled. The hospitalised driver, Thomas Faraas from Norway, fortunately made a full recovery. However, a call will now take place, regarding running the race on Sunday.
According to a statement from the officials, “The message is that races are being run on Sunday with the cars getting ready. A number of participants have been allowed to take their cars outside the area in order to repair them at home in the workshops.”