The German driver who competes for Sauber crashed his car at Turn 11, but incredibly got out of his seat and walked away
FORMULA One speedster Pascal Wehrlein was involved in a horror crash during Hungarian GP practice today – but incredibly walked away from the devastation.
The German driver who competes for Sauber crashed his car at Turn 11.
Speaking to the tem on radio, the 22-year-old said: “I crashed, massive.”
He then walked away from the incident, but was taken to the medical centre for a precautionary check-up before he was given the all-clear.
Daniel Ricciardo cemented his status as a real contender for the Hungarian Grand Prix after he completed a surprise practice double on Friday.
Ricciardo’s Red Bull team have a number of updates on their car at the Hungaroring for the final round of the championship before the sport’s now traditional four-week summer break.
And the early signs appeared promising for the former world champions after Ricciardo, a winner at last month’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, soared to the top of the time sheets in both sessions.
Ricciardo finished 0.183 seconds clear of championship leader Sebastian Vettel while Lewis Hamilton, who trails the German by a single point in this year’s title race, was only fifth.
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Hamilton however, who is bidding to equal Michael Schumacher’s all-time pole record, failed to set a competitive time on the supersoft tyre – the fastest of the compounds available this weekend, and was only three-tenths shy of Ricciardo’s best effort.
Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was third in the order with Kimi Raikkonen fourth and Max Verstappen sixth.
The top six cars, meanwhile, were separated by less than half-a-second to set up what could prove to be a nail-biting qualifying session on Saturday.
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