Alexander Rossi Had A Ridiculously Close Call With A Spectator's Vehicle In The Baja 1000


IndyCar star, Indy 500 winner and ex-F1 driver Alexander Rossi was lucky not to completely wipe out a spectator with a death wish in the Baja 1000

The Baja 1000 is a bonkers, long-distance, off-road endurance event that’s been around for over 50 years. This year Rossi decided to give it a punt (hey, IndyCar has a long off-season) and quickly found out something he’d probably never have experienced in his career before - a car coming the wrong way.

It wasn’t a course vehicle though, or even a disoriented competitor - just a fan who thought it’d be neat to drive down a road filled with blind crests in the wrong direction.

And from another angle…

Through little more than dumb luck, the only damage was to the driver’s door mirror as Rossi’s trophy truck grazes the side of it in mid-air.

The sweary reaction of the fans (especially the beer-throwing) says it all…