Hamilton all set for German GP despite horrific 30G smash during qualifier
Lewis Hamilton is all geared up to race at the German Grand Prix despite the horrifying 30G smash in the qualifying race.
Hamilton was driving at 110mph when his front left Brembo brake exploded, hurling his multi-million pound Mercedes into the barriers after just five laps of qualifying race.
The accident nearly ruined his Grand Prix, but now the Mercedes driver is all ready to join the race.
Hamilton said that it was a 30G impact, but he will be okay, and he would race even if something is broken.
Hamilton will start a season-worst 15th but late on Saturday night the team were mulling over whether to take a gearbox penalty and start from further down the grid or even from the pit lane.
Doctors say death is a possibility for normal impacts above 25G.
Hamilton added that he just cannot believe it happened, the guys worked so hard and the car felt fantastic.
Team boss Toto Wolff said safety concerns alone barred the use of the Brembo brakes until the cause of Hamilton's accident is known.
And championship leader Rosberg added that one cannot race with a risk of something failing. It is a concern.
(Posted on 20-07-2014)