The Briton hit the barriers hard at the Schumacher S after an apparent failure at the front right of the car, seemingly within the wheel assembly. See below for the video.
A wisp of smoke came out of the front right of the car before the McLaren skipped across the gravel bed hard and hit the tyre barrier.
McLaren later confirmed that the wheel gun failed to attached the wheel to the car correctly at Hamilton’s pit stop before the lap began and that seems to have been the cause of the crash.
Hamilton was stretchered away from the accident scene but was able to wave to the crowd. The medical centre confirmed he was conscious and talking and Ron Dennis subsequently confirmed he had suffered no injuries.
It will confirmed tomorrow (Sunday) whether he will race. Hamilton remained conscious during the accident, which is understood to be a positive sign. He said afterwards: “I feel fine for the race. So fingers crossed.”
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