The second free practice in Bahrain had two red flags: one due to a crash by Alexander Albon, and one due to a stray dog on the track. Lewis Hamilton was briefly afraid that it was his own four-legged friend Roscoe.
For the second time in two racing weekends, a wild dog has caused some unrest during a Formula 1 session. In Turkey a four-legged friend already managed to make his way to the asphalt, in Bahrain it was hit again. Shortly after the red flag due to Alexander Albon’s crash, the session was stopped again. Lewis Hamilton was told over the radio that there was a dog on the track and especially hoped it was not his own dog Roscoe. The seven-time world champion has been taking his partner regularly to the races recently.
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