Gasly shunts into barrier, Ricciardo rear wing fails

Date published: February 19 2019

Pierre Gasly: Causes red flags, as does Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo did well to keep his RS19 out of the barriers when his rear wing failed on Tuesday morning while Pierre Gasly and Alexander Albon also brought out the red flags on Day Two.

But hey, Kimi Raikkonen did it too so it can’t be all bad!

The day’s line up with Williams once again missing as they are not yet ready to hit the track.

Lando Norris was the very first man out of the pits as he adjusted to his new office, the MCL34.

Alexander Albon joined the action in the Toro Rosso only to exit the action – and the Toro Rosso – after beaching his STR14 in the gravel at Turn 4.

Antonio Giovinazzi replaced Kimi Raikkonen on Day Two and put in his first laps in a flo-vised Alfa Romeo.

Over at Ferrari, Charles Leclerc put in his first laps in the SF90. The Monaco driver is being tipped by Jacques Villeneuve to make life difficult for Sebastian Vettel this season.

Kevin Magnussen roars out of the Haas garage.

It was another steady but not spectacular – at least not on face value – start to the morning for Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton.

Lance Stroll put in his first official laps as a Racing Point driver. Thanks dad.

Daniel Ricciardo was testing the Renault RS19 when he found himself with only half a rear wing attached to his car.

He managed to keep the car out of the barriers in what could have been a nasty one!

The morning’s session belonged to Leclerc with a 1:18.247

It continues to be very quiet at Williams, who have been forced to sit out a second day of testing. At least the Robert Kubica fan club has turned up…

Still just the show car in place. Sad to see.

Not only was it quiet in the Williams garage, but it was out on track, too, as most cars cracked on with some long, heavy-fuel  runs throughout the afternoon.

Haas reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi was due to make his debut on Wednesday, but ended up getting his first taste of Formula 1 action a little earlier than expected.

But his programme was suddenly halted when Pierre Gasly, closing in on 100 laps in the Red Bull, forced the red flags to wave after losing control through Turns 12 and 13.

The afternoon session restarted with an hour left on the clock, which gave Lando Norris more than enough time to make a late impression on the leaderboard.

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