Formula E briefly halted their practice session today after Sam Bird’s car lost its wheel, sending the wheel rolling down the track.

Apparently a wheel is faster than a three-wheeled Formula E racer. Who’d have thought?

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Fortunately, no one was injured by the Virgin Racing car’s stray wheel, and the session was quickly restarted.

Update: Bizarrely, this loose wheel problem caused Sam Bird to be excluded from Free Practice 2:

“I’ll take ‘Rules That Make No Sense’ for $800, Trebek.”

If there’s anybody who needs a little extra practice time, it’s the guy whose session was cut short by a wheel falling off.


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