Guerrero Car Wrecked After Rear Wing Drops

Roberto Guerrero may be forced to sit out the Indianapolis 500 because of a broken rear wing that sent his Alfa Romeo-powered March careening into a wall during Monday’s practice.

Guerrero’s primary car was a total loss after the rear wing snapped off as he drove at more than 200 m.p.h. down the back straightaway. When the wing dropped, Guerrero lost downforce and the car spun out of control through the third turn. It hit the wall and skidded across the track onto the infield grass, where the driver quickly jumped out to inspect the damage.

He will attempt to qualify in his backup car, which has never been driven. The car was delivered shortly before the track opened and is expected to be ready Wednesday.