The Macau street circuit is renowned for being one of the toughest in the world, so the amount of drama and incidents over the Macau Grand Prix weekend is hardly surprising.

The famous race weekend got off to a typically action-packed start, with the Macau barriers already claiming several victims after crashes during practice on Thursday.

The first incident from the day’s running was in the Macau Road Sport Challenge practice session, with this hefty shunt going onto the start/finish straight.

It was then the turn of Formula Renault NEC and Eurocup champion Lando Norris to hit the wall in Formula 3 qualifying at the San Francisco section of the track. He clipped the tyre wall, which put him hard into the barrier.

He wasn’t the only F3 driver to find the wall though, with Joel Eriksson hitting the barrier hard during qualifying.

In the FIA GT World Cup practice session, good old Adderly Fong clipped the wall and spun around, blocking the circuit. Fortunately, the marshals did a speedy job of clearing his car.

It was an eventful first day of on-track action and that only looks set to continue as the weekend progresses.