Portuguese qualifying delayed

Mat Coch


Sunday 25th October, 2020 - 12:12am



A loose drain cover forced a delay in qualifying for the Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix.

It followed a red flag at the end of Free Practice 3 as Sebastian Vettel ran wide at the exit of Turn 14.

The Ferrari driver reported that the drain had lifted before Race Control halted the session a minute shy of its scheduled finish.

That was followed by a delay to the scheduled start of qualifying, which was pushed back 30-minutes as work on fixing the drain cover was carried out.

Television coverage showed further works ongoing around the circuit for similar issues, including at Turn 7. comment policy reserves the right to deny any post that is abusive or offtopic. Users are encouraged to flag/report comments which should be removed.

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