The Alfa Romeo car of Giovinazzi went ashore airborne in the dying moments of free practice one after colliding with Hulkenberg’s Renault at Turn 7.
The Italian’d been attempting to get past a reevaluate Hulkenberg — who had only enabled one other Alfa of both Kimi Raikkonen throughout – in the speedy sequence of corners in the next industry of the Sakhir track.
Giovinazzi finally moved alongside the Renault at Turn 7, but Hulkenberg turned into the left hander and the couple collided.
Neither car sustained any immediately evident damage as either drivers returned into the pits.
The two drivers were summoned into the stewards in the wake of the semester, but escaped punishment, with a ruling of “no further activity ” announced right after the start of minute practice.
“The Stewards examined video evidence and discovered by the driver of car 27 (Nico Hulkenberg) and the driver of car 99 (Antonio Giovinazzi) and the team representatives,” the stewards’ decision browse.
“no car was to a drive racket, car 27 had only let car 7 [Raikkonen] overhaul, and believed car 99 was moving slow.
“Auto 99 then sped passed car 27 on the inside line when the driver of car 27 wasn’t expecting it to do so, remaining on the racing line.
“The Stewards think that this was a mistake by the driver of car 28 and a presumption by the driver of car 99. ”
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