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Coulthard misses P2, Red Bull summoned by stewards 21 Mar 2008

Coulthard coming to a stop in the gravel

Red Bull have opted not to run David Coulthard’s car in Friday afternoon’s practice session at Sepang as a precautionary safety measure while they investigate the cause of his morning accident. Stewards have also asked the team for further details of the incident.

The RB4 sustained what the team described as ‘substantial peripheral damage’ after it appeared to suffer a suspension breakage, having run hard over a kerb. It put an end to Coulthard’s first practice, leaving him 16th in the times.

Now the team have decided to skip the second session in order to ensure sufficient time to investigate what was behind the incident and to ensure that the car is fully and properly repaired prior to Saturday’s final free practice.