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Motor racing: Mercedes F1 driver Rosberg survives high-speed blow-out

Published on Dec 19, 2013 7:33 PM

BAHRAIN (REUTERS) - Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg escaped unhurt after a high speed blow-out during tyre testing in Bahrain on Thursday.

"Just spun at full speed 320kmh on Bahrain straight cause my tyre blew up without warning," the German said in a tweet that was later deleted.

"Thanks to that need to get some toilet paper now."

A number of teams are taking part in a three-day test with tyre supplier Pirelli, following changes to sporting regulations on safety grounds.

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