The Baku City Circuit Operations Company has commented on the accident that happened today in the first practice session at the F1 SOCAR Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the Baku City Circuit told ONA.
The information reads that FP 1 was unfortunately cancelled due to a loose manhole cover. "Although all safety and regulatory checks had been put in place beforehand, the resulting issue was caused due an undetectable problem beneath the fitting that only became apparent this afternoon. We have coordinated with FIA to secure a replacement cover and to check all other manholes on the circuit before racing can resume. Driver safety is always paramount and our main priority. We are happy to confirm that as a result of the actions taken, FP 2 will go ahead as scheduled."