04/26 04:48 CDT F1 practice in Azerbaijan disrupted by loose drain cover
F1 practice in Azerbaijan disrupted by loose drain cover
By JAMES ELLINGWORTH
AP Sports Writer
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) --- A loose drain cover disrupted the Azerbaijan Grand
Prix's first practice session, which had to be abandoned Friday after only two
cars had set a time.
George Russell was traveling at high speed when his Williams car hit the loose
drain cover. The impact scattered fragments of the car's floor across the track
and forced Russell to stop.
Things got worse for Russell's car when it was being taken back to the pits.
The truck carrying it hit a bridge and fluid from its damaged crane flowed onto
Russell's engine cover.
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc set the fastest time of the brief session in 1
minute, 47.497 seconds.
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