— FIA WEC (@FIAWEC) September 1, 2013
Vilander admitted to struggling with rear grip, likely due to fuel or oil leaking onto the rear tires. Entering the final turn, Vilander’s concerns became reality as his Ferrari caught fire.
“It was quite scary,” Vilander said. “When I opened the door, I had the flames coming into the helmet.
“I tried to run because the flames were so aggressive I thought it was going to explode.”
Thankfully, Vilander escaped without injury.
Ferrari, Sao Paulo, Sports Cars, Toni Vilander, Video, WEC
Sometimes it really can be close!!! pic.twitter.com/abjcX8W9MO
— toni vilander (@toni_vilander) September 1, 2013