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Radiator oil leaking caused for caught fire on Webber’s car

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1378255_642521889111776_1744046760_nMark Webber forced out from the Korean Grand Prix, following his car caught fire, when he hit by a spinning Adrian Sutil. The German made a mistake under braking for Turn 3 and hit Australian on the apex.

Previously Webber suspected that KERS caused by fire, but latest reports in Autosport, it was due to leaking oil that caught fire on the exhaust.

“There was a KERS fire immediately and it got quite heavy quite quickly, so it’s good that the fire guys weren’t too far away,” he said

“I would have liked to have got somewhere a bit closer to an extinguisher but I wanted to get out myself. I tried to put it out with an extinguisher in the car.”

“It destroyed the race because we were in very good shape,” he added. “It was on the outlap after we stopped and Perez had a tyre explosion, which wasn’t nice and I just missed the debris from the tread of the tyre.”

“I hear he got a puncture because he locked up, but we’re locking up because there is no tread on the tyre because the tyre wears out so fast that you can’t brake deep anyway. There is so much pace management going on; all the drivers are looking after their tyres.

” I did what I could to get back up to third or fourth and have a good fight with Kimi towards the end of the race, but I picked up a Pirelli puncture off [the debris from] a Pirelli tyre. It’s pretty impressive.”

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