Mercedes backtrack on Brembo blame for Hamilton shunt

Lewis Hamilton slams the wall during Hockenheim qualifying

Lewis Hamilton slams the wall during Hockenheim qualifying

Mercedes were quick to point a finger at Brembo after Lewis Hamilton’s Qualifying crash during the German Grand Prix weekend at Hockenheim, but now have released a joint statement with the Formula 1 brake supplier in what appears to be a reversal of opinion by the Silver Arrows outfit.

The statement reads: “Following the accident experienced by Lewis Hamilton last Saturday at Hockenheim, Brembo and Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team have been working hand in hand to analyse and identify the causes of the failure.”

“There is currently no clear evidence of a single cause of failure and our continuing rigorous analysis will take into account multiple factors which could have contributed to the incident.”

“The results of this technical analysis will be communicated as soon as they are available.”

“Formula One is a domain of advanced development where technologies are pushed to their limits and in which strong partnerships are crucially important.”

Brembo and Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team remain committed to a close working relationship in the future.” (GP247)