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Baku FP2 start time confirmed after Russell manhole incident

Baku FP2 start time confirmed after Russell manhole incident

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Baku FP2 start time confirmed after Russell manhole incident

Baku FP2 start time confirmed after Russell manhole incident

The FIA has confirmed that second practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix will start at 17:00 local time as planned. It had been suggested that the session could be put back after Formula 2 qualifying was rescheduled by half an hour due to track maintenance.

The Baku City Circuit had to be reinspected after a loose manhole cover caused significant damage to the Williams of George Russell just over 10 minutes into Friday's first F1 practice session.

FP1 was swiftly cancelled, as officials were sent to check on the safety of some 300+ other manhole covers at the circuit.

F2's qualifying session was moved back by 30 minutes, but F1's FP2 will remain unaltered on the schedule.

Meanwhile the Baku circuit confirmed on Twitter what had caused the incident which has ended Russell's on-track action for Friday, as a change of chassis means he cannot take to the track until Saturday's FP3.

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