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AlphaTauri investigating “blackout” that caused Gasly fire

AlphaTauri has revealed Pierre Gasly’s car suffered an unexplained “blackout” before its rear end burst into flames at the side of the track in Friday’s second practice session for the Portuguese Grand Prix. The incident, which caused the session to be red-flagged for 16 minutes, forced Gasly to make a rapid exit as fire erupted underneath the rear bodywork of his car before marshals quickly came in to extinguish it. Article continues under video The team and power unit supplier Honda are currently investigating the issue. Chief race engineer Jonathan Eddolls said: “We started our planned performance runs, but unfortunately for Pierre, during the first new tyre lap his car had a...
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