VIDEO: Rookie Pigot crashes during Indy 500 practice

2015 Indy Lights champion Spencer Pigot became the first driver to hit the wall during Indianapolis 500 practice as the young American lost control of his #16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing machine at turn one.

Indy 500 rookie Pigot was on his own on track when the incident happened, with the back end of his car appearing to get away from him, turning him around and into the safer barrier, with the car coming to a rest at the entry to turn two.

The Holmatro Safety Team were quickly on the scene of the crash that left debris scattered over the circuit, but Pigot gave a quick thumbs up and took his own helmet off and got out of the stricken car unaided before being taken to the in-course medical centre.

After a few mandatory tests that every Verizon IndyCar Series driver would take should they crash, Pigot was released without injury, and is free to resume testing once his car is repaired by his mechanics.

Video courtesy of IndyCar.