Simona de Silvestro's Tuesday practice session came to a fiery end at IMS.
INDIANAPOLIS - Simona de Silvestro led the train of five Andretti Autorsport Hondas out of the pits for drafting practice at IMS Tuesday. Things went awry on the 26-year-old's outlap though as she pulled to the side of the circuit with an apparent fuel leak at the buckeye.
As she stopped, the right rear portion of her machine started to burn. The fire quickly grew, engulfing part of the car as she escaped, uninjured. She had posted the 26th fastest time at that point with a lap of 222.164mph.