F1 presenter 'still shaking' after unexpected moment left her terrified during Las Vegas GP
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An F1 presenter is 'still shaking' after an unexpected moment during the Las Vegas Grand Prix left her utterly terrified.
Just days before the official start, Formula 1 bosses were dealt a hugely embarrassing blow after first practice for the Las Vegas Grand Prix was cancelled.
And then 11 minutes later at 8:49pm local time, it was announced the session would not be resumed after it emerged Alpine's Esteban Ocon smashed into a drain cover.
An FIA spokesperson said: “Following inspection, it was the concrete frame around a manhole cover that has failed. We now need to check all of the other manhole covers which will take some time.
“We will be discussing with the local circuit engineering team about the length of time it will take to resolve and will update with any resultant changes to the schedule.”
Off-the-track antics have been equally as eventful as Laura Winter - who was presenting for F1 TV at the Las Vegas Grand Prix - was briefly interrupted by three very blue men.
Known as the Blue Man Group, the trio were randomly seen stepping in behind the presenter and her co-host Will Buxton.
"Oh my god," Winter gasped, while forcing out a nervous laugh.
"They're absolutely terrifying me. I'm actually shaking."
Taking to social media earlier today (17 November), one fan shared the hilarious clip, along with the caption: "Laura Winter freaked out by the blue men."
The presenter then tweeted back: "I am so sorry, I’ve never in my life lost it so badly on air but I found this genuinely absolutely terrifying. Still shaking."
She also shared a photo of her posing next to the three men, writing: "There was a happy ending of sorts."
For those wondering, the Blue Man Group are an American performance art company, formed in 1987.
Its performers, known as the Blue Men, obviously, have their skin painted blue.
They are mute during shows and always appear in groups of three.
Funnily enough, the group responded to Winter's photo and sent their well wishes.
"Sorry, didn’t mean to startle you, friend. Hope you’re okay!" they wrote.
The TV presenter politely replied: Thank you guys, all good - you’re amazing at what you do!"
I am so sorry, I’ve never in my life lost it so badly on air but I found this genuinely absolutely terrifying. Still shaking. 😂 https://t.co/ObeIi20fYM— Laura Winter (@lauracwinter) November 17, 2023
Commenting on the incident, one viewer said: "Reminding everyone that even TV presenters are human! Made us smile, no need to worry."
Another added: "It was fun to watch tho! :)"
Someone else replied: "I loved it!! Real human moment. I do hope you are OK and recovered!"