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Brendon Hartley in huge P3 crash after Toro Rosso failure

Brendon Hartley in huge P3 crash after Toro Rosso failure

The hour long session was red flagged just 15 minutes in when a suspension failure caused Brendon Hartley to fly into the wall at the end of the Wellington Straight. The front wheel of his Toro Rosso auto skewed vertically and Hartley lost control of the vehicle.

Lewis Hamilton won pole position for the race.

The reigning world champion initially split the two Ferraris in his Mercedes, before improving to a 1m27.442s best to lead Raikkonen by 0.165s.

The session resumed after a 13-minute stoppage. Leclerc managed to remain seventh quickest, behind Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, but Ericsson dropped back to 10th behind Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean.

Hartley's wheel was pushed upwards and his STR13 skated across the gravel and caught some air before he slammed into the barriers on the outside of the corner.

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He walked away from the incident, and was given the all-clear to drive following checks at the medical centre.

The condition of Hartley and his auto will need to be checked over before qualifying begins at 2pm, live on Sky Sports F1.

A Toro Rosso spokesperson told Formula1.com the team completed a full front suspension change on Gasly's auto ahead of the one-hour session that will decide Sunday's grid.

Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin finished 16th and 17th, just ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne.

Gasly's early time, prior to Hartley's failure, left him 19th on the leaderboard.


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