Pierre Gasly brought out the red flags on the penultimate afternoon of pre-season testing with a sizable shunt at turn nine of the Circuit de Catalunya. Gasly walked away seemingly unharmed from the incident, although the RB15 was far less fortunate, suffering considerable damage.
Gasly had completed 65 laps on Thursday with an impressive best time of 1:17.091 when he went off-track and wrecked his Red Bull.
It was the second such incident in as many days after Sebastian Vettel had crashed his Ferrari on Wednesday morning.
It's not the first time Gasly has crashed this pre-season.
The Frenchman also damaged his car on his first day in it in Barcelona, having admitted driver error was to blame when he hit the barriers at turn 12 last week.
There were few immediate clues as to the cause of the crash, but it caused significant damage to both the front and back end of the car, which will be driven by Max Verstappen on Friday, provided Red Bull can fix it.
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