Toyota almost re-borked the recently replaced nose on their number 1 car after fixing it in the pits. Fortunately, both the Toyota driver and Larbre Competition’s crew man were extremely accomodating about the unsafe release (“Here, please, go by!”), and the crew man wasn’t hurt.

Look at that careful hop to the side, combined with lifting the hose to make sure it clears the Toyota TS 040’s wing. That’s near-Canadian levels of politeness right there.

The number 7 Toyota had accidentally clipped a Ferrari on track, damaging its front end, hence the stop.


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