Fiery start to de la Rosa debut

Friday 8th February 2013

 RSS

Share:

Fiery start to de la Rosa debut

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

Spa, Spa, Glorious Spa

Editor's Picks

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stuff the critics, Andrew Davies thinks this has been an outstanding year of F1 and delivers his 10 magnificent moments...

What Will Alonso Do Next?

What Will Alonso Do Next?

Fernando Alonso is well known for his love of magic, but he needs to pull a rabbit out of a hat very quickly...

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...

Not The F1 News: Rain Radar

Not The F1 News: Rain Radar

Eric Boullier and the McLaren team are receiving more training from the weather satellite company, UBIMET...