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Force India miss second Free Practice in Hungary following Perez accident

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Sahara Force India will miss out on the second practice session of the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix following a high-speed accident in the first session caused by a failure of the rear suspension.

The first session was brought to a halt when the suspension failure caught Sergio Perez by suprise, pitching him in to a spin and in to the barriers, while the initial contact with the barriers wasn’t a problem the car then slid along the track before the front right wheel tucked under the chassis, causing the car to flip over, eventually landing on the roll-hoop.

Perez would walk away from the incident shook up, but unharmed; following a check over by the medical staff he was seen heading back to the pitlane to debrief.

Force India were investigating the failure to determine whether Nico Hulkenberg would take part in the second session before releasing the following statement:

[infobox title=’Sahara Force India Team Statement’]Sahara Force India will not take part in this afternoon’s second practice session at the Hungaroring as the team continues to investigate a suspension problem, which caused Sergio Perez to crash this morning. Sergio’s car suffered significant damage to the bodywork, wings and floor, and repairs are ongoing.

As a precaution, the team has chosen not to run Nico Hulkenberg this afternoon. The team will work hard to fully understand the cause of the failure and find a resolution in order to be ready for Saturday’s free practice session.


Aside from the accident, Perez was also reprimanded for carrying out a practice start from the left lane in the pitlane – drivers are only allowed to do this from the right lane.

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