Lewis Hamilton has crashed the W04 into the barriers after just 15 laps on day 2 of the first preseason test at Jerez and it doesn’t look like he will be getting back into the car anytime soon today. Mercedes have just done a handful of laps of testing since yesterday, as their running with Nico Rosberg was curtailed yesterday due to an electrical fire which required modification of the wiring loom around the area that the problem occurred.
Hamilton definitely hoped to get more running in today than his team mate did yesterday, but hopefully they can rectify the issue in time to get a little running before the end of the day.
Gary Anderson reported on the BBC sport website, “Hamilton locked his brakes going into the hairpin and went across the gravel trap and into the tyre barrier. The car has front wing and front suspension damage.”