Sauber have revealed that fuel vapour catching fire was the reason for the flames shooting up from Esteban Gutierrez's car during qualifying in Japan.
Sitting inside his C32 in the garage waiting to go out, Gutierrez was seen leaping from his car moments before a burst of flame shot to the roof.
His mechanics were quickly on hand putting out the fire and Gutierrez was soon back in the car and out on track.
"There was a little bit of fuel vapour that caught fire, presumably from a breather or something to do with the connector - but I'm not sure of the cause," Sauber's engineering chief Tom McCullough told Autosport.
"There was no damage to the car, it just burned in the air....
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