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Mercedes packs up after scary moment in tyre test

  • Published on 19 Dec 2013 14:41
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
Mercedes has ended the Pirelli test in Bahrain early after a scary moment this morning. One of the tyres on Nico Rosberg's car exploded on the main straight, causing him to spin at 320 km/h. He didn't hit anything, but the W04 still needed some repairs.

With limited time remaining Mercedes decided to pack up. Rosberg posted a message on Twitter about the tyre blowout, which was deleted later in the morning. Red Bull Racing, Ferrari and Scuderia Toro Rosso continue to test until the end of today.

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