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Buemi Suffers Reduced Braking Force

by F1Fan on April 16, 2010

Usually there is not much exciting action in the morning session of Friday practice, that was not the case at the Shanghai International Circuit in China earlier today.

First Fernando Alonso has another engine expire in his F10 Ferrari, and then at the end of the straight this happened to the Toro Rosso of Sebastien Buemi:

Definitely not something you see every day and definitely not what a F1 driver wants to happen when he applies the brakes at high speed. Unfortunately this is an unexpected consequence of the ban of testing in Formula One with the friday practice session now the only chance to test new components.

Apparently Torro Rosso was using new front suspension uprights looks like someone may have got the calculations messed up. In Toro Rosso’s official press release according to Giorgio Ascanelli, Toro Rosso Technical Director the problem was caused by the right hand upright:

“Sebastien’s accident this morning was down to a technical problem on the right hand upright, which proved simple to identify once we got the car back. We have resolved the problem, which the many laps completed by Jaime this afternoon confirms.

Luckily Buemi was unhurt and the team has been working feverishly to rebuild the car for the afternoon practice session.

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