Lewis Hamilton’s Car Goes Out of Control During Test-Drive

Giancarlo Perlas February 6, 2013


Troubles seem to follow Mercedes-Benz team during their testing in Jerez, Spain. After a very unfortunate electrical fault that caused fire to the rear end of the Silver Arrow driven by Nico Rosberg, the team experienced another setback when Lewis Hamilton crashed the F1 car he was driving.

It was revealed through Mercedes’ Twitter feed that the crash was due to a loss of rear brake pressure which stemmed from the hydraulic brake line linking the right-rear calliper. Thankfully, the front brakes slowed down the former champ’s impact. As a result, Hamilton stepped out unscathed after ramming the car to a pile of tires.

Mercedes-Benz news sources said that the impact damaged the front-left suspension of the car and some its aerodynamic parts. The team did not give further information regarding the time that it will take them to fix the problem.

The mishap occurred at Jerez track’s turn six where the infamous Dry Sack corner is located. The corner is where Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve smashed into each other during the 1997 European Grand Prix where the latter attempted an overtake.

Despite the problems, Rosberg, Hamilton and the rest of the team remain optimistic.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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