Chaos At Monaco Vintage Race After Safety Crew Drops Historic McLaren From A Crane

Two race cars ended up wrecked at Monaco’s vintage grand prix last week, not by any great fault of their own, but because a track safety crew dropped a historic McLaren off of a crane onto the racing surface.

The problem was that the track officials released the pack of racing cars from behind the safety car too soon. For a moment, the entire field was racing under green while the McLaren 23 sat stranded in the middle of the track.

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Monaco officials, typically known as the best in the business, quickly slowed all the cars down, but in the bunch up, another driver in a Tyrrell wrecked.

Everyone made it out okay, thankfully. These 1970s cars can still be the deathtraps they were back in the day.

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Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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twotoneloser
TwoToneLoser

More money than sense. Who the hell cranes in or out a car. Somebody who thinks they’re Bruce Wayne I guess. Cars have wheels on them. Rich people should exploit that, even to the point of conscripting the proletariat to push the damn thing. Stupid.