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
|1||Romain Grosjean||Lotus-Renault||1m 18.218s||95|
|2||Paul di Resta||Force India||1m 19.003s||95|
|3||Daniel Ricciardo||Scuderia Toro Rossa||1m 19.134s||83|
|4||Mark Webber||Red Bull Racing||1m 19.338s||101|
|5||Nico Hulkenberg||Sauber||1m 19.502s||99|
|6||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes AMG||1m 19.519s||15|
|7||Sergio Perez||McLaren Mercedes||1m 19.572s||81|
|8||Felipe Massa||Ferrari||1m 19.914s||78|
|9||Pastor Maldonado||Williams||1m 20.693s||71|
|10||James Rossiter||Force India||1m 21.273s||19|
|11||Giedo van der Garde||Caterham||1m 21.311s||88|
|12||Luiz Razia||Marussia||1m 23.537s||31|
See below for vision of Lewis Hamilton’s incident.