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Hamilton crashed his first day of F1 testing for Mercedes



Lewis Hamilton crashed during his first day of testing with Mercedes following W04’s rear brake troubles.

Mercedes’ new recruit dropping rear brake pressure at the wheel of the new F1 W04 at the Dry Sack hairpin and crashed into barrier.

The video footage showed that Hamilton was running off the track and across the gravel traps following hit the trackside barriers, other prominent harm to the front wing and suspension setup of the F1 W04.

“Lewis suffered a loss of rear brake pressure, the front brakes enabled him to slow the car but he couldn’t avoid the barrier,” wrote Mercedes on its official Twitter account.

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