CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 27: Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF90, crashes at Turn 3 during the Barcelona February testing II at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 27, 2019 in Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain. (Photo by Piotr Naskrent / LAT Images)

On Wednesday, the Scuderia Ferrari team suffered a small hiccup when Sebastian Vettel went off track and crashed out. It resulted in valuable time lost to gather any important data.

According to the Ferrari team, it was a wheel rim issue that was the main culprit. Later, when speaking to the media about the crash, Vettel said, “Thank God the impact was not too violent. I got out, the marshals were there immediately, I kept my thumb up. I jumped on the spot a few times to see if everything was okay, luckily that was so.”

The incident occurred at Turn 3 when the German lost control and was simply a passenger.

Marshals retrieve Vettel’s crashed Ferrari

A Ferrari statement read, “After thorough checks we found that Seb’s off yesterday was due to a rim issue. The rim had been damaged a few seconds before by an impact with a foreign object.”

As a result of the crash, the Maranello squad’s testing schedule has had to be altered. So, instead of both drivers splitting a day between them, they will get one whole day in the car.