An Argentine footballer's bad luck with cars has continued after his brand new Ferrari was reduced to a pile of smouldering metal after it caught fire as he drove to training.
Ever Banega, 24, was on his way to pre-season training with his Spanish club Valencia yesterday when he noticed smoke blowing from the back of his $290,000 360 Italia sports car, as.com reports.
It was reportedly the first day Banega had driven the car.
He quickly exited the vehicle and went to the Valencia training ground where he tried to collect water to extinguish the blaze.
"These things happen, once again it's happened to Banega," Valencia player Pablo Hernandez said at a press conference.
"He hasn't had the best of luck lately, it's been a shock for him but the important thing is he left the car unscathed."
The Ferrari was abandoned in the middle of a narrow road, blocking access to the training grounds and forcing his teammates to get there on foot.
Banega escaped unharmed this time but in February he broke his ankle when he forgot to apply the handbrake as he filled his car with petrol and it rolled backwards on him.