Pit crew drops their Ferrari 458 GT2 during pit stop

I was lucky enough to be an honorary pit crew member for the #60 MSR team this past weekend for the IMSA Tudor Sportscar race. About midway through the 2 hour and 40 minute race our car was running near the front of the pack. I had some down time so I decided to catch a video of the #62 Ferrari racing in the GTLM class making a pit stop and driver change in the pit next door. I caught this little bobble as a bonus. The TV coverage missed it completely.

If you watch the right rear jack/air man, he pulls the air hose about 3 seconds early and drops the approx $600K 458 Italia GT2 onto its poor little carbon fiber nose. They recovered quickly and got it back on the track apparently damage free. The giant 15-inch carbon ceramic rotor was millimeters from contact with the ground. I didn’t get a chance to take a peek at it after the race to see if anything was hurt.

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The team still managed to finish 2nd in their class so it doesn’t seem there was any lasting damage from the error.

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