Fernando Alonso's wheel FALLS OFF his car as McLaren crashes
The double world champion was participating in a pre-season test run at Circuit de Catalunya, in Spain, when disaster struck.
The issue arose just 40 minutes into today’s pre-season practice.
Alonso, 36, was left stranded in the gravel, at the final corner of the track, after an apparent technical problem caused his McLaren to fall apart.
In the footage, you see the moment the right-rear wheel came off.
Alonso appeared to lose control heading into the corner and a mass of smoke trailed the vehicle.
He then spun and was left needing assistance from the side of the track.
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