Lewis Hamilton suffered a recent setback in last follow for the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday morning when he suffered a brake disc failure on his Mercedes Method 1 automobile.
Hamilton was already on the again foot on the Purple Bull Ring after a gearbox change sparked a five-place grid drop for the race, solely to then hit extra hassle in FP3.
Heading into the heavy braking zone at Flip three, Hamilton’s front-right brake encountered an issue that made it exude plumes of black smoke and brought on the Briton to go straight on on the nook.
Hamilton nursed his automobile again to the pits the place Mercedes then performed a full investigation into the issue, discovering that his front-right brake disc had failed.
“It was an issue with the crew facet of the brake system for Lewis, i.e. not a problem with elements equipped to us by a 3rd get together,” a spokesperson from the crew mentioned.
“The consequence was a disc failure however not attributable to a problem with the disc.
“The related components will likely be changed for qualifying.”
As a consequence of his grid penalty, Hamilton can begin no greater than sixth in Austria, with qualifying set to begin at 1pm BST.