The Monza pit straight is a place you definitely don’t want to spin at after a rolling start…
The opening Endurance Cup race of the Blancpain GT Series lasted just a few seconds before a monstrous pile-up caused it to be temporarily stopped.
Over 50 cars lined up in formation to start the race, but just a few seconds after the lights went out, Ezequiel Perez Companc’s Lamborghini was pitched into a spin.
Bentley driver Guy Smith nudged the Lamborghini onto the grass as he made a move, which caused it to slide across the track in front of the fast-approaching pack.
Unsurprisingly, it caused absolute mayhem as drivers slammed on the brakes and tried to avoid the bright green Huracan GT3. Few cars managed to emerge from the accident without contact.
The race was red flagged due to part of the circuit being blocked by the mangled array of GT cars and was then restarted, with Smith being given a 15-second stop/go penalty for causing the crash.
However, he didn’t take it, and eventually was black flagged. Weirdly, he then drove through the pits and rejoined the race. Smith made his exit five laps later, after what was a bizarre situation.