McLaren, Circuit de Catalunya, 2019

Three McLaren personnel treated after fire during filming day

2019 F1 season

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Three McLaren F1 team members were taken to the medical centre at the Circuit de Catalunya today following a fire in their garage.

“There was a small fire in the garage during the team’s private filming day,” McLaren confirmed in a statement.

“The fire was quickly extinguished by the team and circuit emergency services and medical teams attended immediately in support. Three team members were taken to the medical centre for treatment and were released shortly after.”

McLaren had been filming at the track with drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz Jnr, their MCL34 F1 car and one of their road cars.

Williams and Racing Point are also conducting a filming day at the circuit today. Pre-season testing will resume at the track on Tuesday.

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10 comments on “Three McLaren personnel treated after fire during filming day”

  1. Can someone confirm if Racing Point is filming today?

  2. Glad to hear noone is hurt. But seriously guys, safety first ok?

    1. It was a film and fire part of the fiction! It’s called filming day!

  3. Not the first fire in a Williams garage.

    1. That’s McLaren, dude. Williams was years ago after Maldonado’s win, IIRC.

      1. @phylyp Yes, it indeed happened following the 2012 race won by Maldonado.

      2. You are right. Trying to type on the move. Should have read “ Not the first garage fire last one at Williams”.


        1. Cheers, that’s alright. You should see some of the bloopers I make 😁

  4. Didn’t Zak say he was going to ‘Fire up the troops’ ?

  5. They fired up the engine.

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