Sebastian Vettel suffers minor bruises in testing crash
Sebastian Vettel got his 2017 season off to a bad start this week by crashing.
Although official testing doesn’t begin for another two weeks, the German was at the wheel of Ferrari’s 2015 tire test “mule” car on Thursday.
Vettel was testing Pirelli’s wet tires when amateur video footage depicts him evidently aquaplaning at speed before hitting a barrier at Ferrari’s artificially-watered Fiorano circuit.
Reports indicate the 29-year-old, who had been circulating in temperatures of 41 degrees Fahrenheit, was “unharmed,” although the car was so damaged that running was not able to resume on Friday.
Pirelli reportedly called it a “normal” accident.
Auto Motor und Sport said Vettel sustained “minor bruises” in the impact.