British Formula One race driver Lewis Hamilton launched the new Mercedes F1 car at Jerez Circuit in Spain earlier this week to much fan fare. Too bad he crashed the car a day after taking these photos (VIEW VIDEO). Don’t worry he wasn’t injured but told the media:
I must have been doing about 200mph or so before I hit the brakes coming down the back straight. For a split second it was working but then the pedal just went straight down. It wouldn’t work any more. Then I just had to brace for impact. Because I went in straight my legs took a bit of a thump.
It’s disappointing for all of us in the team because everyone has worked so hard over the winter and we didn’t anticipate this. But I’m glad we got it out of the way now so we don’t have to worry about it in the future.