Renault’s Kevin Magnussen was lucky to stroll away unscathed after his automotive caught hearth within the pit lane throughout follow for the Malaysian Grand Prix Friday.
The Danish driver had simply accomplished his first set up lap however was pressured to make a fast exit because the cockpit was enveloped in flames.
Renault engineers later blamed the gasoline breather system because the supply of the hearth and revealed that the automotive had suffered surprisingly little injury.
“We had a gasoline leak from a breather,” stated Renault technical director, Nick Chester. “It seems to be just like the tank pressurized, however we’ll examine. We have been operating the tank full and we have been operating some experimental elements actually in preparation for Mexico.
“Everybody’s okay, that is the primary factor. Luckily the automotive does not appear to be too badly broken.”
Magnussen returned to the monitor for the second apply session later within the day, though he might solely document the nineteenth quickest time of the 22 drivers on monitor.
Unsurprisingly the tempo was set by the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Additional again, the Ferrari’s of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel had the sting on Purple Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Hamilton might be trying to overturn the slender benefit held by Rosberg atop the drivers’ standings in Malaysia this weekend.
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