Lewis Hamilton's wrecked Mrecedes is retrieved during Hockenheim qualifying
Mercedes has slammed as unacceptable the brake failure of Lewis Hamilton's Brembo disc during qualifying for the Geran Grand Prix at Hockenheim.
The big crash in Q1, leaving the Briton winded and with bruised knees, further dents Hamilton's championship charge by leaving him well down the grid.
But he will almost certainly fall to the very back at Hockenheim, because Mercedes will need to revert to the maker of Nico Rosberg's brake discs – Carbon Industries – for safety reasons ahead of the German Grand Prix, and therefore fall foul of ‘parc ferme' rules on Hamilton's Brembo-spec car.
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