Behind the scenes excitement at COTA
Overnight a fire broke out in the Monster/Tech3 garage , and activated the overhead sprinkler system. I was told that the cause was a faulty battery charger for the starter rollers. I am working Technical Control, located in garage #1. When I arrived this morning there were several " flood restoration" trucks vacuuming standing water from the "low numbered" garages (YFR, Tech3, LCR, HRC), as others manned squeegees and pushed waves of water into the storm drains on both sides of the garages. Our team needed to check some specs from one of the prototype teams, and when the technician opened the drawer and removed their log book for this bike it was literally waterlogged.
This event put several teams behind on their scheduled preparation, but I expect everyone will be ready for FP1, tomorrow at 10;00 (local).