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Nasr and Wolff collide on first day of Barcelona testing // Red flags galore as testing resumes in Spain

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Nasr and Wolff collide on first day of Barcelona testing
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One day into the second week of F1 pre-season testing and we’ve got our first row between drivers. During the afternoon session at Barcelona, Felipe Nasr and Susie Wolff crashed, with both drivers ending up in the gravel trap and requiring a truck to come and rescue their stricken cars.

Wolff was in the Williams, getting some good mileage done but her running was curtailed early due to the incident. She said it was an unnecessary collision, that “I was braking, I stayed on line and he came across and his rear tyre hit my front.” Nasr, though, in the Sauber, disagrees saying: “I saw her moving to the right so I thought she knew I was coming. She said she didn’t see me.”

There were more red flags during the day, with Pastor Maldonado causing two in the morning before going on to top the timesheets by the end of the day. McLaren’s tough times continued with Button completing just 21 laps before coming to a halt, and the parts required to patch up that Honda engine won’t arrive until Saturday.