Hamilton’s wheel rim unsuccessful
Lewis Hamilton’s penultimate-lap crash finally weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix was the result of a wheel rim failure, his McLaren team has confirmed.
“The research into the part returned and, once we stated at that time, we didn’t think that the deflation was the result of a puncture or perhaps a steering wheel failure for the reason that all of the evidence told us the rim unsuccessful, which caused the deflation,” stated McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh.
“The rim failure has been investigated. It may be debris-related, maybe deficiencies in tightness from the wheelnut permitted some flexing. What we should know would be that the rim unsuccessful, most likely an individual error somewhere along the way to result in it, which brought towards the deflation and also the accident.”
Hamilton was looking for an appropriate second devote the race, but crashed once the rim failure caused his left-front steering wheel to deflate and sent him over the gravel and in to the steering wheel wall.
Team principal Martin Whitmarsh stated that the reason for the rim failure had not yet been determined though, which an analysis remains ongoing.
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