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F1 2014: Hamilton crashes new Mercedes

Hamilton crashes his Mercedes W05



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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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24/01/2014 20:11
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My heart felt condolences to Jenson. Lets hope he gets back to his winning ways.
24/01/2014 22:56
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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


25/01/2014 08:20
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We must not forget M Schumacher, get well soon
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I cant wait to see what kind of BHP can be achieved from 1.6 block.
24/01/2014 19:59
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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!


25/01/2014 01:38
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Lets hope the changes bring an end to the predictable processions of recent years. I look back to those golden years of Senna, Prost and Mansell - will we ever see their like again?
25/01/2014 08:18
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it`s been a tough year for Jenson, Lets do it for your dad and have a great year. come on Jenson and McLaren.
28/01/2014 20:18
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why is this written like it was Lewis' fault? it was a wing failure that caused the crash. Lazy journalism or just sh*t stirring as usual let me guess it was a a result of his showbiz life style
25/01/2014 02:30
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I think Williams will make a better show this year than they have for a good number of years.
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

28/01/2014 20:27
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lets hope its not as boring as last year with one driver winning most of the time.
24/01/2014 23:14
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An interesting season ahead - roll on March
24/01/2014 22:07
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I'll stick with Superbike, it is far more interesting.
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eat tarmac:-   'Mark Harvey'..... IT needs to gnaw RedBulls......
28/01/2014 15:03
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Hate the new double points idea.  Better to make four top races during the season like tennis where they get a few more points.    I wonder if Ferrari will ever be penalised for anything? 
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You have great knowledge of F1, I enjoyed reading your comments.
24/01/2014 23:01
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The cars look pretty good, just need to wait to see what they are like on track. 
28/01/2014 20:22
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I see that the Hamilton haters are out from under there rocks early with nothing constructive to say but that's to be expected from ameba.
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