F1 » Exhaust failure blamed for Heidfeld fire


Nick Heidfeld's fire in Hungary is put down to a cracked exhaust as his chassis is written off

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elijah - Unregistered

August 04, 2011 10:40 AM

This car has design and quality control issues which need to be investigated and cured before Heidfeld or his team mate get injured.
If I was Heidfeld, the last thing I would be eager to do is push this four wheeled incendiary device to its limits.

Bradenws

August 04, 2011 10:44 AM
Last Edited 1091 days ago

Ok, this makes waaaaaaay more sense than merely a high-revving engine at least. Regardless of the motive (and I don't contend there was any), that initial reason seemed just weird.

beeflin

August 04, 2011 11:08 AM

They must ensure there's nothing explosive in the car. You could see the marshall's leg was hurt. It's bad enough having to fight a petrol fire without wondering whether you're dealing with an unexploded bomb too.

Kiko - Unregistered

August 04, 2011 11:16 AM

Bouiller is sat in his office on the phone "What? But it MUST have been Heidfelds fault. Surely we can blame him somehow and get Senna into the seat for Brazil?"

pilsbury - Unregistered

August 04, 2011 11:22 AM

I really doubt an air bottle blew up, any pressure vessel has a relief valve that would blow at least 30%before the tank. It would be interesting to know where the kers battery is located.

Taipan

August 04, 2011 11:31 AM

“The incident was highly undesirable, as it has caused us to write off a chassis,”

They obviously think writing of a chassis is far more undesirable than setting fire to Nick or making a marshall crap himself with fright!

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