Herta, McLaughlin journey over Indy photo-op
The opening to Thursday’s six-hour Indy 500 session produced the primary contact between vehicles on observe in a weird incident involving Colton Herta and Scott McLaughlin.
Minutes after the inexperienced flag waved, the Rahal Letterman Lanigan group despatched its three vehicles out to finish a lap in three-wide formation for a photograph alternative; Workforce Penske did the identical on Tuesday with its 4 vehicles stretched throughout the entrance straight whereas operating at a modest pace.
RLL’s trio of Takuma Sato, Graham Rahal, and Santino Ferrucci rounded Flip 4 at a decreased tempo and, by likelihood, created a small bottleneck behind them as Paretta Autosport’s Simona De Silvestro went low within the nook and Workforce Penske’s McLaughlin moved to her exterior. Unaware of the three-wide photograph effort and site visitors jam forward, Andretti Autosport’s Herta arrived at Flip 4 at full pace and tripped over McLaughlin whereas making an attempt to chop between the No. 3 Chevy and the wall.
With McLaughlin additionally unaware of the charging Herta behind him, his gradual fade in direction of the suitable coincided with Herta blasting by within the narrowing hole, which resulted in a loud conflict between the suitable aspect of McLaughlin’s automotive and the left aspect of Herta’s No. 26 Honda.
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