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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.