A KERS failure on Pastor Maldonado's car pumped smoke into the Williams garage
No-one injured in incident at the Nurburgring
By William Esler. Last Updated: 06/07/13 3:32pm
Williams: Suffered KERS failure
Pastor Maldonado's car suffered a KERS failure ahead of final practice at the Nurburgring, pumping smoke into the garage early on Saturday morning.
No-one was injured in the incident which was dealt with by the team and the fire marshals at the circuit.
In a statement the team said: "At 08.30 this morning the Williams F1 Team suffered a KERS failure on Pastor Maldonado's car. The car was in the garage at the time. The resulting smoke was contained quickly and efficiently by the team and circuit fire marshals. No personnel were injured.
"The team are currently investigating the cause of the failure, and assessing any further damage to Pastor's car.
"More information will be released once the team are in a position to do so."
Maldonado's car was repaired in time to take part in P3.
The fire in the Williams garage following the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix was blamed on a KERS problem by F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.