‘Very big impact’: Mercedes explained Lewis Hamilton damage after collision with Fernando Alonso
One of the postcards left by the last Belgian Grand Prix is the incident between Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. After the start, on the first lap, the two world champions met at turn five and the British driver’s W13 ended up flying through the air and landing on the ground. This is how it was determined that the fall of the car was 45G suffered by the figure of Mercedes, in addition, the intensity of the damage suffered in the vehicle was checked.
In this way, the Silver Arrows team has confirmed that the vehicle of the seven-time world champion suffered a vertical impact of 45G during the collision with Fernando Alonso. Initially, Lewis Hamilton He had to go to the hospital, but decided not to. After the incident, the car registers a liquid leak, so the pits order it to stop.
It was through a video published on the YouTube digital platform that James Vowles explained the intensity of the blow suffered by Lewis Hamilton.
“It was a big, big impact. This is very important on a vertical load. I think especially that for him he is frustrated, frustrated because I had a very fast car, and a podium was possible”, argued the team manager who did not reveal the extent of the damage suffered. At present, the power unit is tested at the Mercedes factory.
This is how the multi-champion saw his series of consecutive podium finishes come to an end, with a total of five recorded since the Canadian Grand Prix. The Silver Arrows have shown development progress, but Red Bull Racing’s performance at Spa Francorchamps has the rest of the field worried.
On the other hand, the incident recorded by the two former teammates (McLaren 2007) rekindled an old rivalry. The truth is that after the event, Alonso criticized Hamilton on the radio and assured that he is a pilot who only knows how to drive if he leaves first. Meanwhile, the multi-world champion has not apologized for the Spaniard’s offensive statements and posted a photograph showing a signed cap which reads: ‘for Fernando’.
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