Sebastian Vettel needed to run and seize a fireplace extinguisher as his automotive set alight throughout Dutch Grand Prix observe.
The four-time world champion was pressured to tug over after struggling engine failure.
He jumped out of his Aston Martin and rapidly realised that it had caught hearth.
The 34-year-old rushed to the facet of the monitor to seize a fireplace extinguisher and put out the blaze, with the assistance of the marshalls.
A pink flag was issued because the German needed to cease by the pit exit and it took round 40 minutes earlier than his automotive might be eliminated.
Governing physique the FIA mentioned: “The delay was as a result of two components – firstly the automotive going from an ERS-safe to an ERS unsafe state, which means we needed to take all crucial precautions in the course of the restoration.
“Then we had a security methods challenge that wanted to be reset earlier than the session might resume.”
Lewis Hamilton’s preparations for the Dutch Grand Prix had been additionally dealt a blow after he broke down in observe.
Solely 5 minutes of the second session had handed when Hamilton got here to a halt in his Mercedes following an engine failure.
The vast majority of the 70,000 followers at Max Verstappen’s residence race in Zandvoort cheered Hamilton’s stoppage on the eighth nook.
With the British driver pressured to observe the day’s concluding motion from again within the Mercedes storage alongside workforce principal Toto Wolff, Charles Leclerc led a Ferrari one-two.
The Monegasque completed 0.154 seconds away from Carlos Sainz, with Esteban Ocon third for Alpine and Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas fourth.
Residence favorite Verstappen, who trails Hamilton by simply three factors, ended the afternoon in fifth, three tenths off the tempo.
“I simply misplaced energy so the workforce instructed me to cease,” mentioned Hamilton.
“It isn’t the top of the world. However I solely acquired 20 minutes of working this morning with the pink flag so it places us on the again foot.
“For me it’s nearly catching up, however Valtteri appeared like he had an excellent session this afternoon so hopefully we will make up for the misplaced time.”