Vettel’s crash in Barcelona test
Sebastian Vettel crashes in Barcelona on the second day of the second pre-season test.
The Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel began the second day of F1 testing with the incident: going to the turn 3, the German lost control and crashed into the barriers.
Sebastian wasn’t injured during the incident, although he was taken to the medical center for checkup. However, the car was heavily damaged, that didn’t allow Charles Leclerc to work out his session today.
The driver says he lost all control due to a mechanical problem of his car, and emphasizes that now the main focus of the team is to figurate out what is the problem and solve it to continue the work with SF90 in Barcelona.
"We don't know much more than everyone knows. Inside the car, I was going into turn three and then, by the feeling, there was an issue with the front left corner and from there, there wasn't anything I could have done to avoid the impact. I wasn't in control anymore and went more or less straight into the barriers", - gpfans.com quotes Vettel.
"We are flat out trying to understand, obviously it would be a lot easier if there was a lot of run-off and the car didn't hit anything right after because now, you can imagine, obviously it's fairly damaged due to the hit. So, we have to be careful understanding what exactly is the problem and that's what everybody is looking at here at the track and at Maranello. It's important to us."
By the evening the team managed to fix SF90, what allows to send the car back on track for an installation lap. But the team has changed the work between its drivers: Charles Leclerc will spend the full day on the track tomorrow, and Sebastian Vettel is going to back to the work on Friday.