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Hamilton criticises new kerbs caused FP2 crash

Hamilton criticises new kerbs caused FP2 crash

Hamilton criticises new kerbs caused FP2 crash

Lewis Hamilton criticised newly-installed kerbs at the Hungaroring which caused crash during the second practice session for Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Brit lost control of his car at Turn 11 in the early stages, skidding across the track and into the barriers, where he logged a 12G impact.

Explaining what happened, Hamilton said: “Well they’ve got those new white kerbs [on approach to Turn 11]. I think I put my rear wheel just slightly over that white line and touched that kerb, they’re very slippy — I don’t know why they’ve put them there to be honest, it was fine the way it was before.

“I hit the wall perfectly sideways so was able to pull away, but it overloaded the wishbones,” he said.

“The front wing endplate might have been damaged and the sidepod wing maybe, but fortunately not a lot of damage.”

The defending world campion said it it would not be right to completely blame the track as the spin occurred after he went too far wide before turning in for Turn 11.

“I don’t put it [just] down to the track, it was obviously me putting the wheel in the wrong place. I prefer the way the track was last year but it is what it is. It doesn’t change the direction of the track or anything, it’s still an amazing track, but it just feels a bit different.”

“Today I missed a long run so when I get into the race will be the first time really attacking and making those tyres last as long as they need to go.

“It actually makes it a little more exciting because when I get into the race, nothing’s planned, it will be one lap at a time and I’ll rely even more on my driving.”

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