Hamilton crashes out of Hungary FP2, escapes major damage (VIDEO)


Lewis Hamilton’s Friday running ahead of this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix came to an early end after he spun into the barrier after 10 minutes in FP2.

Coming through the fast right-hander at Turn 11, Hamilton clipped the white line at the side of the track, sending him sideways across the run-off area.

Hamilton’s Mercedes shunted into the barrier side-on at a considerable speed, but did not cause major damage to the car due to the angle of the impact.

Hamilton was able to crawl back to the pits under a red flag that had been thrown following the crash with his car still in one piece.

However, Mercedes confirmed that Hamilton’s car would be stripped down and checked following the crash, ending his session.

Hamilton was forced to head to the medical centre for a brief check-up after the sensor on his car was activated, but spent just a few minutes before returning to the Mercedes garage.

Mercedes also confirmed that Hamilton was running a Friday gearbox in his car at the time, meaning that any issue resulting from the crash will not result in a penalty.