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Masi: Drain collapse was something we haven’t seen before

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has revealed there was some confusion over the cause of the issue with a drain cover which delayed the start of qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix on Saturday. Originally it was believed it was simply a loose drain cover which Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel had ran over at turn 14 to bring a slightly-premature end to practice 3, but Masi said afterwards the problem was more serious. “It wasn’t actually the drain cover,” he revealed. “It was actually the concrete case underneath collapsed. And then what we saw sticking up was the drain cover itself.” Causing a half-hour delay to qualifying despite the two-hour gap between sessions, Masi...
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