Hamilton crashes his Mercedes W05
Mercedes later said a broken front-wing had caused the crash, which Hamilton later attempted to play down.
"Apart from the ending it has generally been quite a positive day," Hamilton said. "After a tough winter for everyone, to be the first car on track and put in the most laps up until when we finished, was a huge positive step for us.
"You have to remember this is a testing ground, the place to have hiccups, and we'll overcome them because we have a great team here."
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I know I am not alone in sending my condolences to jenson ,all your fans and friends are right behind you and hope you get the car you deserve, we all want to see you on the podium next season,we know you put your all into every race and just hope next season s yours
Magnussen: I think his dad drove F1 in the 90's, and def. won Le Mans several times in a Corvette, so it's in the blood. I wish him well.
Let's hope that the anteater drinks Red Bull as well as eating up Ferraris and Mercs! Last year was dire, being polite, but this season, running 1.6s (my screen washer has more poke than that!) everyone is in the same boat, so my guess is as good as everyone else's.
My best wishes for a safe and competitive season to ALL teams.
Nearly time to put the guys on the Baiz......TRACK!
Pat Symonds is a good engineer (Was he the only one who didn't follow Schumacher to Ferrari from Benetone?)
Of course I am rooting for the British drivers although as long as Adrian Newey is with Red Bull, they will be the ones to catch