As the F1 teams universally struggled to find any meaningful track time in Jerez overnight Lewis Hamilton provided the main highlight when he put his Mercedes W05 into the wall.
The cause of the crash was a front wing failure just prior to Turn 1, which caused Lewis to lose control and sent him careering off course. Thankfully he was okay and we can make light of the situation.
To do that we bring you short video clip from a local TV report which went to air just as Lewis went on his little excursion. Perfect timing, and perhaps the world’s most expensive photo bomb!
For his part Lewis, who’d completed 18 laps, was still happy with his first day on track for 2014. “Incredibly positive start today! I’m really proud of the team for what they’ve achieved in getting us here,” he said via Twitter.
Confirmed front wing failure for Hamilton. That could be the end of his day. Shame, his Merc was the only car running reliably!
— Ted Kravitz (@tedkravitz) January 28, 2014