Fiery start to de la Rosa debut

2013-02-08 17:43:00

 RSS

Share:

Fiery start to de la Rosa debut

Pedro de la Rosa's Ferrari debut came to a halt after just two laps with smoke billowing from the right rear of his F138.


The Spaniard, who last month joined the Italian stable as a development driver, was in action at Jerez on Friday in what was to be his only day in the new car.

His morning, though, did not get off to the best start when, after just two laps, he pulled over between Turns 7 and 8 with his car on fire.

With flames licking the rear right of the F138, marshals rushed over to put out the fire before the car was covered and taken back to the pits.

The team announced that it could be a while before de la Rosa returned to the action.

"Work in progress to check conditions of the F138, it will take a while to hit the track again..." the team Tweeted.

Ferrari later revealed that the problem was a gearbox failure and they were able to get the Spaniard back out on track for the afternoon's session.

Related Links
Jerez Day Four in pictures

Felipe Nasr and Valtteri Bottas head out to begin the fourth and final day

Editor's Picks

Lateral Impact Thinking

Lateral Impact Thinking

Fernando Alonso's testing accident at Barcelona will help safety in future Formula 1 testing, writes Andrew Davies...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

PlanetF1 has teamed up with Memento Exclusives to offer you the best F1 Christmas shopping - and there's an extra something...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Introducing Fantasy Racing

Introducing Fantasy Racing

PlanetF1 has launched its own Fantasy Racing game, it's free to enter and you can win some cool prizes...