As history sometimes sort of repeats, David Coulthard escaped injury when his car went up in flames during today's first free practice session ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park. Seconds after whipping past the session's checkered flag, Coulthard spun his Red Bull racing car in the first corner, when witnesses saw a leap of flames from underneath. Thinking it might cool the car (note: and likely unaware of the conflagration), Coulthard continued the lap, but eventually ditched, as marshals surrounded the car to extinguish the flames. It was discovered a fuel leak on his RB3 caused the blaze, damaging car's electrical systems and wiring looms and leading engineers to swap out its Renault V8. [F1]