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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February 06, 2013 3:36 PM

what is happening at merc? to have an hydraulic failure is really inexcusable. and yesterday, nicos car was burning like a barbecue. lulu was lucky today. lets hope that something more serious does not happen in the next tests.

Mark _

February 06, 2013 4:02 PM

@piercarlo - maybe if you registered your comments about requiring registration would be taken more seriously. Plus if you didn't notice crash does give us the ability to only see the comments from registered users. Perhaps if everyone used that function it would show crash that they need to require registration.

piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 4:06 PM


Regretably I can't use a registered account at work, from where I spend most of my Crash.net trolling time. As moderator on other boards I try to exercise good behaviour on here despite being unregistered.


February 06, 2013 4:15 PM


Crikey, your workstation must be seriously locked down it it won't allow you to create a simple tracking cookie.

You need to get Chrome or Firefox on your desktop, hopefully the group policy of your network can't strangle them like IE.

Tne Engineer - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 4:43 PM

Considering the cause stated by Merc (failure of the brakeline to the right read caliper), there is a strong probability that the two failures are related. The flames from the first failure were impacting exactly were the brakeline is situated. I would suggest that under pressure to get the car ready for today, damage to the brakeline was not recognised while repairs were being made.

sodesu - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 8:15 PM

Well, scheisse happens and all that. Could happen to anyone, nothing to troll about. Only thing to be said is perhaps he shouldn't be pushing that hard only on day two of testing. Then again, maybe they're actually telling the truth and he could do nothing about it. Other cars have had mishaps too, fires and such. To iron out these things is part of the testing.

Don't think the loss of running won't affect them much either, they'll just focus all their attention on the data they have gathered and be better prepared for tomorrow. Mixes the schedule up a bit, no more. If they continue to stop short on several days though, then they might be in trouble for Oz preparations...

Merlin - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 10:59 PM

F1 is back, and so are the fan boys. There used to be a time when F1 wasn't sucking up to an internet audience, and 'real' fans kept their thoughts to themselves. That era is since long past, so we now have to put up with this as its replacement........

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