Kevin Magnussen could not complete more than one lap of installation to the circuit of Sepang after it burned down his car at the exit of their box in the first few minutes of the initial session of free practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
The pilot Danish jumped quickly out of the car and no-one was hurt injured, but the session had to stop because the fuel did not stop exit by one of the valves of the cooling of the upper part of the air intake of the bonnet. The valve, in normal conditions, allows the entrance of air but not the exit of the fuel.
Renault was testing experimental parts with a view of the Grand Prix of Mexico. The system was calibrated for the atmospheric conditions of the american city, in which the atmospheric pressure is less, and possibly that was the trigger of the failure in the cooling valve.
Renault hopes that Kevin Magnussen is able to participate in the second practice session, since the most important parts of the car do not seem to have suffered any damage.