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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Dan, yesterday i was thumbed down for saying that Rosberg should drive today. Wasnt i proven right ? I suspect Rosberg would still be driving and collecting crucial data. Hamilton produced one fast lap and then put it in the barrier. Chilton had REAL car failure.
Hamilton has a well documented history of locking up more than any other top driver and having gone on record yesterday how complicated Mercs 6 options for brake set up are and add Hamiltons eagerness to impress his new paymasters. Well you just have to put one and one together i am afraid. If you prefer to believe what Merc feeds you via PR department, thats your choice.

Dan - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 12:11 PM

@ the obvious Lewis hater above, not going to bother putting the **** you use as a name.
I think you'll find Chilton was first in the barriers. If you're so against Hamilton don't read any article that relates to him

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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