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Red flag saved Hamilton from certain DNF – Mercedes

Mercedes trackside engineering director says a damaged wheel rim on Lewis Hamilton's car would have led to the Briton's retirement from the British Grand Prix had the race not been red flagged. Hamilton's front-left wheel was hit by Max Verstappen's rear right as the two drivers collided at Copse corner on the opening lap of Sunday's race. With the Dutchman's Red Bull heavily planted in the outside tyre barrier, race control wisely decided to red flag the event to allow for the car's safe recovery and for marshals to conduct repair work on the barrier. Mercedes' subsequent examination of Hamilton's W12 revealed very little damage, save for the car's left front wheel rim. "We'd failed...
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