Friday, December 02, 2022

Dramatic moment in Formula 1: Pierre Gasly’s car caught fire when he was stopped in the pits

Dramatic moment in Formula 1: Pierre Gasly's car caught fire when he was stopped in the pits

*Fire in Pierre Gasly’s car

There was a tense situation during this Friday’s exams formula 1 In GP of Singapore Which will run on Sunday. When stopping in a ditch, the driver Pierre Gasly He had to run away from his car as the fire started and luckily, it was doused immediately by the mechanics.

In the images from the official broadcast, it was possible to capture the moment in which a flare appears on the back of the head of the 26-year-old French runner, who manages to quickly break free and escape from the spot. At the same time, A member of the team’s mechanical team appeared at the scene with a fire extinguisher And managed to eliminate the threat.

British reporter ted kravitz He was able to speak with some members of AlphaTauri to understand what had happened: “The team told me that the fire started when the fuel vent was attached to the car,” he explained in conversation with the series. sky game, “Normally, when[the vehicle]is pushed into the garage, they put a vent on it so the fuel tank can ‘breathe.’ And then they keep it running when they put fuel in or out to allow the air out of the fuel tank.Or I don’t understand why it was added when the car was still in the pit box. I just need to understand it.”

The incredible thing is that not only were there no casualties, but that the car was also not damaged, just that an adhesive tape that was near the fire was burnt. Because of this, Gasly’s circuit tests were able to be completed. Singapore,

There Was No Damage To The Vehicle As The Fire Was Brought Under Control Quickly.
There was no damage to the vehicle as the fire was brought under control quickly.

For their part, the team limited itself to posting a brief message on their Twitter account: “He’s back to normal after a minor fire broke out in his car after connecting the fuel vent.”

As for the drivers’ performance, Spanish Carlos Sainz Jr. and Monegasque Charles Leclerc took their Ferraris to the top of the time sheet after the second free practice session of the Grand Prix this Friday. SingaporeWhere Formula 1 returns after a two-year absence.

On a tropical Singapore night at the Marina Bay Street circuit, Sainz Jr. beat Leclerc by 208 thousandths of a second. The two Ferraris were dominated on this day by George Russell (Mercedes) and world championship leader Max Verstappen (Red Bull). The Dutchman, who celebrates his 25th birthday this Friday, has his first opportunity to mathematically re-validate his world title this weekend. he’ll get it when he wins on sunday Singapore And with Leclerc maxing out in ninth place and Sergio Perez (Red Bull) in fourth place (without scoring points for the best lap in the race).

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