In the round-up: Brendon Hartley reveals he nearly crashed out of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
What they say
The Toro Rosso driver said he was convinced he was going to crash after a gust of wind caught his car.
I had one really close call into turn four today where I had a big oversteer on entry, bit of a gust of wind, and I was pretty sure I was heading into the wall. I must have just made it out within centimetres. That was on the first stint.
Other than that I drove a pretty clean race and Kept my composure. I’m really happy to get my first point but definitely we’ll all be working hard to find a bit more performance for Barcelona.
"Following numerous discussions on the subject, we wish to clarify that in order to allow the FIA to monitor oil consumption during the qualifying practice session in a precise and timely manner, no oil may be added to the car nor may any auxiliary oil tank (AOT) be activated, i.e. there may be no oil transfer between an AOT and any part of the engine lubrication system."
"If it also makes Leclerc sound more Prost than Senna in approach (the Frenchman liked to win as slowly as possible, the Brazilian just liked to win), that’s not strictly accurate. 'I liked Senna’s philosophy, but I’m also not stupid and sometimes when you need to take points instead of making a dumb move where you are making a massive risk, I know how to calm down and bring the points home.'"
Fernando Alonso began life as a World Endurance Championship driver for Toyota in practice at Spa-Francorchamps yesterday.
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