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Toro Rosso mechanic fired for Singapore blunder

ESPNF1 Staff
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A mechanic has been reportedly dismissed by Toro Rosso following an incident before Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix which resulted in Jaime Alguersuari, who had qualified a strong 11th, having to start the race from the pit lane due to a coolant leak.

According to Spanish reports, an unidentified mechanic apparently discovered the leak with five hours to spare but did nothing but regularly wipe up the water puddle.

The problem therefore only came to the attention of the team after Alguersuari left the pits to form up on the grid. There was then not enough time to replace the radiator before the pit lane closed. "My hopes of having a good day disappeared," Alguersuari said afterwards.