Lewis Hamilton's first day of testing for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS was brought to an early conclusion today by a technical problem on the F1 W04.
• Lewis completed 15 laps this morning before suffering a loss of rear brake pressure
• The front brakes enabled him to slow the car however he could not avoid hitting the barrier
• The problem was traced to the hydraulic brake line connecting to the right-rear calliper
• The team did not go out for the remainder of the day as work continued to complete the required repairs
Nico Rosberg will be back at the wheel of the F1 W04 tomorrow for the third day of the test.
We had a good start but then unfortunately we had a failure which brought our day to an early end. These things happen and it's all part of testing.
Of course, it's better that we get these small issues out of the way sooner rather than later, and the guys are working really hard to overcome them.
Pos. Driver Car Time Laps
1 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:18.218 95
2 Paul Di Resta Sahara Force India 1:19.003 95
3 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:19.134 83
4 Mark Webber Red Bull 1:19.338 101
5 Nico Hülkenberg Sauber 1:19.502 99
6 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:19.519 15
7 Sergio Perez McLaren 1:19.572 81
8 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:19.914 78
9 Pastor Maldonado Williams 1:20.693 71
10 James Rossiter Sahara Force India 1:21.273 19
11 Giedo Van Der Garde Caterham 1:21.311 88
12 Luiz Razia Marussia 1:23.537 31