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The Williams F1 team’s victory celebration was cut short when its garage got engulfed in flames, a bizarre incident that occurred moments after the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, Spain ended.
The team had just captured its first victory in eight years when something in the garage sparked an explosion. Early speculation had it pointing at a KERS unit, but now it is believed to have been caused by an electrical problem near the fuel rig. Much of the news is breaking thanks to users on Twitter who were at the race, posting snapshots of the destruction. Nine injuries were reported with one victim being airlifted to the hospital.
Fortunately it appears that none of the injuries were serious with victims being treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation.
Watch a video of the news breaking after the below.
Ferrari launched its first official store in Barcelona, coinciding with Spanish driver Fernando Alonso’s, Formula one contract extension, set to last until 2016.
The store opened at number 44 Paseo de Garcia in the heart of Barcelona with Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa hosting the event with a brand-new Ferrari FF. This store joins other prestigious locations such as Rome, New York, Abu Dhabi, London and Johannesburg.
The store will features a section designated to the Scuderia racing team as well as men’s, women’s and children”s clothing. The bottom floor area will feature Ferrari’s GT and F1 section. Historic and contemporary Ferrari art work can be found throughout the store, reminding shoppers of the company’s rich racing history.
[Source: Motor Ward]