Mercedes 2014 Formula 1 engine work not disrupted by small fire
|By Jonathan Noble||Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 13:56 GMT|
Mercedes has confirmed that its engine dyno is back up and running fully, despite a small oil leak fire on Monday night.
The Northamptonshire fire department revealed on its Twitter feed that it had been called to Mercedes' Brixworth engine facility following an incident.
It said: "Incident 25/11/13 21:56 Turbo unit on test engine involved in fire. #Brixworth".
Although the description sounded dramatic, a Mercedes spokesman has confirmed that normal procedure is for the fire brigade to be called when any incident takes place.
The spokesman said that the fire was caused by an oil leak, but that the dyno was not damaged and work has not been held up as the facility was running as normal on Tuesday.
Formula 1's engine manufacturers are working flat out on the development of the 2014 V6 power units, which will hit the track for the first time at Jerez next January.