Formula One: Ferrari say wheel rim issue caused Sebastian Vettel’s testing crash

first_imgA wheel rim issue caused Sebastian Vettel’s crash in pre-season testing, Ferrari said on Thursday.The crash at turn three of the Circuit de Catalunya on Wednesday morning was the first setback for the 2018 runners-up with a new SF90 car that has otherwise looked impressively quick and reliable.”After thorough checks we found that Seb’s off yesterday was due to a rim issue,” a Ferrari spokeswoman said.”The rim had been damaged a few seconds before by an impact with a foreign object.”Vettel’s young Monegasque team mate Charles Leclerc was testing the car on Thursday with the four-times world champion German, who was not hurt in Wednesday’s incident, due to return for the final day on Friday.The season-opening race in Australia is on March 17.Also Read | Sebastian Vettel crashes, Carlos Sainz goes fastest in pre-season testingAlso Read | Fernando Alonso to test for McLaren F1 team and assist drivers in ambassadorial roleAlso Read | Renault appoint Sergey Sirotkin as F1 reserve driverlast_img

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