Friday, October 08, 2010

Toro Ross, HR and a Wet Singapore GP

Though I'm no F1 pundit, I highly doubt that F1 team Scuderia Toro Rosso fired anyone after the Singapore GP, because I highly doubt that there exists an F1 mechanic stupid enough to sniff out a water leak five hours before race time but then not report it to the chief mechanic - instead choosing to sop it up at regular intervals. Even if it was only the car of Jaime Alguersuari, who has collected all of a massive three (3) points in two seasons. Please.

Oh - looks like I was right:

Update: Friday 8 October 2010 - The STR team have denied that anyone was fired following the Singapore race.

F1: Report - Toro Rosso fires Formula 1 mechanic after Singapore race inciden
Source - GMM
Thursday, 30 September 2010 10:41

A mechanic has been dismissed by Toro Rosso following an incident before Sunday's Singapore Formula One Grand Prix.

Jaime Alguersuari qualified a strong eleventh under the street circuit's lights, but then had to start the race from the pit lane due to a coolant leak.

"My hopes of having a good day disappeared," recalled the Spaniard.

According to Spanish reports, including in the AS newspaper and the Motor21 website, an unnamed mechanic apparently discovered the leak with five hours to spare but did nothing but regularly wipe up the water puddle.

The problem therefore only came to the attention of the Faenza based team in general after Alguersuari left the pits to form up on the grid.

There was then not enough time to replace the radiator before the pit lane closed.

Toro Rosso has been contacted for comment.

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