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Rosberg spins off track at 320km/h during Bahrain tyre test



1035666-16668212-640-360Mercedes ends Bahrain tyre test, following Rosberg had a dramatic tyre blowout at 320km/h during final session of test.

Following the incident the German joking that he then needed to go in search of toilet paper, he escaped from the incident, tweeted about the accident this morning, although this was subsequently deleted.

“Just spun at full speed 320km/h on Bahrain straight cause my tyre blew up without warning,” he wrote. “Thanks to that need to get some toilet paper now…”

“The test in Bahrain is a private tyre test, so most data generated from it are confidential,” Pirelli spokesperson told Autosport.

“However, incidents can happen, this is what testing is for. Our testing programme will continue as planned.”

Pirelli arranged the unscheduled testing its 2014 rubber in Bahrain using ’13 cars. Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari and Toro Rosso participated all three days of testing.


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