As British Grand Prix practice got underway on Friday, Romain Grosjean was involved in one of the more bizarre crashes seen in Formula One.
The Frenchman was preparing to take his Haas for a spin around the Silverstone track in the first session.
But then calamity struck – and as strange collisions come, Grosjean’s unusual incident is certainly up there.
The experienced 33-year-old, who has had a poor start to the campaign, somehow binned his car into the pit-lane barriers.
As he climbed up the hill at the pit-lane exit, he appeared to lose control of his Haas at low speed and spun straight into the safety barriers.
In doing so, he lost his front wing but still opted to enter the action and later deposited more debris on the track before returning to his garage for a quick repair job.
“I spun on the pit exit,” says the Frenchman. “That front wing is shattered!”
Sky Sports pundit Anthony Davidson criticised the rookie mistake from Grosjean, who has only managed two top-10 finishes in the opening nine races of the campaign.
“How did he allow that to happen? That’s the kind of stuff you see in Formula Ford, and probably not even there,” said Davidson on Sky Sports.
This incident has echoes of Grosjean’s incident at last season’s chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
The French driver was warming his up tyres under the Safety Car in Baku when he somehow shunted into the safety barriers, ending his race when he was running in a respectable sixth.
He then bizarrely tried to blame it on Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson, saying he believed the Swede had hit him.