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Grosjean blow-out prompts Sepang track safety checks

< > Formula 1 officials and marshals launched an inspection of every drain cover at the Sepang circuit on Friday after Romain Grosjean suffered a high-speed, scary tyre explosion during Malaysian Grand Prix free practice. A drain grille, which should have been welded down securely, popped up at a kerb on turn nine after Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari drove over it. A few seconds later Grosjean hit the same spot at more than 200 kilometres an hour, with disastrous effect. The impact instantly ripped his right rear tyre from its rim and threw his Haas into the barriers. Happily Grosjean was able to walk away, and declared 'I'm all right' as the second practice session was red-flagged with 20...
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