Spectators Can't Outrun Buemi's Toro Rosso

A very unlikely incident took place last weekend on a circuit in Chiba, Japan, where the Red Bull F1 team was performing a show meant to benefit the victims of the quake and tsunami which struck Japan on March 11.

Sometime during the demonstration performed by Sebastian Buemi as part of the show, a suicidal spectator decided not to take the usual pedestrian routes to cross from one side of the track to the other, but instead he chose to run across the racetrack.

What he didn't know was that Buemi's Toro Rosso car was just around the corner. Obviously, the unidentified man and the F1 car met right in the middle of the track, as they both were trying to occupy the same place in space at the same time.

Luckily for the man, Buemi was not driving very fast, nor was he driving a 7-tonnes rig. Inspired by the small height of the car, the man tries to jump over it, but one of his legs gets caught in the car.

The man, who apparently was part of the staff of the event, survived his unlikely encounter with the open wheeler. For Buemi, of course, the experience was not pleasant as well. The driver refused to make any comments surrounding the incident, although clearly he is not to be blamed for it.

“I can’t say anything about it until Red Bull has clarified the matter,”
Buemi was quoted as saying by the Swiss newspaper Blick.

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