F1 » Hamilton debut ends in barriers

Lewis Hamilton has escaped unhurt from a crash that curtailed his first run in Mercedes' new W04 at Jerez.

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jjrocco - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 10:54 AM

Its the only way to find the limit of a car or motorcycle sometimes. kimi cool your laughter is disgraceful, shows a lack a maturity and understanding of what testing is.

Pinky - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 10:59 AM
Last Edited 1026 days ago

He was pushing it then and the only way to find out the limits of the car. after all it was a test not a race and those laughing clearly know thing at all about the concept of testing.

EDIT by CRASH.NET! Stop trying to stir up trouble.

Ebbie - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 11:00 AM

Whilst I appreciate Lewis needed to find a new challenge, outside of McLaren, and $60m must have been a massive incentive, I fear that Lewis will lose heart very quickly and get frustrated at Mercedes, especially if Jenson & Checco have a very quick and reliable racing car.

Lets hope Mercedes dont take a 5 minute board decision and cancel F1, they cant be too impressed so far, fire, then a crash, Lewis will still get his salary to sit out the remainder of his contract


February 06, 2013 11:02 AM


If Jenson Button had put the car into the barrier yesterday it would've been an endless stream of haters bashing him too...

Yes, it sucks that he had a crash, but as the article says, he was unscathed... Mercedes need to seriously get their reliability in check...

Brake failure might just be a convenient excuse for Mercedes 60 mln investment. It wouldnt look too good on all sports front pages if they just say what really happened and that is Lewis locked up and lost controll, causing the first crash of 2013. Plain and simple. By the way in these first installation laps its not about setting fastest times, its about getting as many laps as possible to check out reliability more so than performance.

Doesnt look like Merc will be gaining a lot of useful data in Jerez. Yesterday only 15 laps for Nico, today the same for fallen wonderboy, might as well not have bothered so far.

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