PIERRE GASLY’S automobile dramatically CAUGHT FIRE with the Frenchman nonetheless in it throughout follow for the Singapore Grand Prix.
Flames shot out of the air vent after Gasly had pushed his Alpha Tauri into the pits.
The 26-year-old rapidly jumped up and out of the cockpit and fortunately emerged from the flames unscathed.
The fast considering AlphaTauri crew, with the assistance of an Aston Martin mechanic, acted quick to place out the flames with a fireplace extinguisher.
Gasly’s automobile caught hearth because it was being rolled into the storage on the finish of his run in the midst of FP2 for the Singapore GP.
He then bravely got here again out to finish follow, regardless of earlier having to leap out of his burning car.
Talking on Sky Sports activities F1, Ted Kravitz stated: “All the pieces’s been sorted out. There’s been a little bit of tape that’s been out over the hearth broken engine cowl.
“The crew are telling me the hearth began when the gas breather was linked to the automobile nevertheless it was put out rapidly after which he’s going again out on the circuit.”
He added: “Usually when it is pushed again into the storage they put a breather on it so the air within the gas tank can breathe.
“After which they maintain it on after they put gas in or take gas out to permit the air to come back out of the gas tank.
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“So what I do not perceive is, as a result of I wasn’t right here, was why that was executed when the automobile was nonetheless within the pit field. I simply must get my head round that.”
On the monitor Carlos Sainz clocked the quickest second follow time, with Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc second and Lewis Hamilton down in fifth.
The motion at Marina Bay resumes with FP3 and qualifying tomorrow, forward of Sunday’s race.