Haas F1 Wants Compensation For Freak Accident That Caused Nearly $700,000 In Damage To Its Car

A drain cover came loose during Formula One’s second practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Friday, slashing Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean’s tire and sending him straight into a wall. The cost of repairing the car is creeping toward $1 million, and it sounds like the team isn’t happy about the bill.

Loose Drain Cover Sends F1's Romain Grosjean Spiraling Into A Wall Like A Bad Carnival Ride

The Malaysian Grand Prix won’t be on the Formula One calendar next year, and so far, it’s going out with the wrong kind of bang. Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas’ cars helped knock a drain cover loose near turn 13, leaving it sticking straight up when Romain Grosjean came around. Things went as you’d expect.

Nine Aussie F1 Fans In Speedos Arrested In Malaysia For Most Australian Reason Ever

Australia has given the world many wonderful gifts over the years. Kangaroos. Bathurst. And now, the “shoey” toast where you drink out of a shoe. Sadly, the Malaysian Grand Prix didn’t appreciate nine scantily clad Australians who stripped down to do shoeys for Aussie F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo’s race win.