Groundhogs positive like Method One.
A groundhog or marmot ran onto the monitor on the Circuit Gilles Villneueve in Montreal on Friday throughout observe for the Method One Canadian Grand Prix.
The rodent was noticed close to the aspect of the racing floor, however then determined to cross it.
It handed between the vehicles of Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz, and was practically hit by Sainz’s Ferrari.
Fortuitously for all of the animals concerned, it was capable of weave its means via the vehicles and make it safely to the opposite aspect.
It’s not the primary time one of many critters has checked out the scene at Method One’s annual go to to the monitor.
They’re fairly widespread on Notre Dame Island, which homes the monitor. One brought about a ruckus throughout observe for the 2008 race and Lewis Hamilton was photographed coming near it because it scampered away.
Method One isn’t the one sequence that has to cope with adventurous animals. Throughout observe for this 12 months’s Indy 500, a fox crossed the monitor in entrance of a number of dashing vehicles and jumped via the catch fence simply because the yellow flag was waved.
The Canadian Grand Prix returns to Montreal this 12 months for the primary time since 2019, having been canceled the previous two years because of the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 19, so long as the native fauna permits.
Driver Lewis Hamilton drives previous a floor squirrel throughout observe for the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix on June 6, 2008. Darren Heath/Getty Photographs