Grosjean on top as Hamilton crashes

  • Thursday 7th February, 2013 9:02am
  • Author: SpeedCafe ©
Lotus is on top after Day 2

Lotus is on top after Day 2

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean has continued his strong early form, topping Day 2 in pre-season Formula 1 testing at Jerez.

After finishing third on Day 1, the Frenchman was on top on Day 2, 0.8s faster than Jenson Button’s time yesterday.

While Grosjean impressed, the day is likely to be remembered for Lewis Hamilton’s first outing a Mercedes … and the crash that came with it.

On his 16th lap with his new team, Hamilton suffered rear brake failure and collected the the tyre wall.

Hamilton emerged unscathed, but the car did not complete anymore track running on the day.

See below for vision of the incident.

Force India’s Paul di Resta placed second ahead of the Australian pair of Daniel Ricciardo and Mark Webber in their Toro Rosso and Red Bull entries respectively.

Luiz Razia finished last for the day after being announced as Marussia’s newest recruit for the 2013 season.

Day 2, pre-season F1 testing, Jerez

PosDriverTeamBest TimeLaps
1Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1m 18.218s95
2Paul di RestaForce India1m 19.003s95
3Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rossa1m 19.134s83
4Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1m 19.338s101
5Nico HulkenbergSauber1m 19.502s99
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1m 19.519s15
7Sergio PerezMcLaren Mercedes1m 19.572s81
8Felipe MassaFerrari1m 19.914s78
9Pastor MaldonadoWilliams1m 20.693s71
10James RossiterForce India1m 21.273s19
11Giedo van der GardeCaterham1m 21.311s88
12Luiz RaziaMarussia1m 23.537s31

See below for vision of Lewis Hamilton’s incident.

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