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Vettel suffers embarrassing shunt in Milan F1 demo

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Vettel suffers embarrassing shunt in Milan F1 demo
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Aug 29, 2018, 8:15 PM

Ferrari star Sebastian Vettel suffered an embarrassing moment in the F1 Live event in Milan, ahead of this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, when he suffered a small shunt in his SF71H.

Both Vettel and teammate Kimi Raikkonen drove the car as part of a demonstration event on the streets of Milan’s Darsena dockland area.

During his turn, Vettel understeered at slow speed into a plastic barrier, the impact dislodging the front wing and he was forced to reverse and then tour back to the makeshift pitlane.

Earlier, they were joined by Sauber’s Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson, and Toro Rosso duo Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley.

Thousands of fans lined the streets to watch the F1 cars in action, with Sauber also bringing an older-spec V8-powered car to the show, while Bernd Maylander (Mercedes F1 safety car) and Giancarlo Fisichella (Ferrari FXX) also performed.

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Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF71H

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF71H
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Charles Leclerc, Sauber burnout and tyre smoke

Charles Leclerc, Sauber burnout and tyre smoke
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Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari with his Father Norbert Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari with his Father Norbert Vettel
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Federica Masolin, Sky Italia Presenter on stage with Charles Leclerc, Sauber, Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Pierre Gasly, Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso, Brendon Hartley, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari

Federica Masolin, Sky Italia Presenter on stage with Charles Leclerc, Sauber, Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Pierre Gasly, Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso, Brendon Hartley, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
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Charles Leclerc, Sauber burnout

Charles Leclerc, Sauber burnout
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Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF71H

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF71H
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Ferrari FXX-K

Ferrari FXX-K
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Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari and Police

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari and Police
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Ferrari FXX-K

Ferrari FXX-K
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Charles Leclerc, Sauber helps push a vintage car

Charles Leclerc, Sauber helps push a vintage car
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Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari signs autographs for the fans

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari signs autographs for the fans
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Marcus Ericsson, Sauber

Marcus Ericsson, Sauber
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Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari burn out

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari burn out
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