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Hamilton crashes out in Free Practice 2 - Lewis runs off the road in Bahrain, and misses his doctor's appointment

Published by Christine

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Welcome to F1Minute, today is the 4th April 2008.

The Bahrain Grand Prix weekend kicked off today with Free Practice. The first session was not as exciting as some we have seen, and the second looked to be heading the same way, until Lewis Hamilton hit a kerb halfway through a lap. The car spun round, slid over the sandy run off area and smashed into the barrier. Hamilton was unhurt, but the car was a little worse for wear.

The crash created such G-force, though, that Hamilton should have reported straight to the medical centre for a check-up. Hamilton was unaware of this fact, and it wasn’t until he got back to the pits that he was told of the mistake. He then went straight to the medical centre and received the all-clear. The stewards investigated the incident but decided that no penalty was necessary.

Elsewhere, the German motoring body ADAC and the Dutch motorsport federation KNAF have both said that Mosley needs to think very hard about his future at the FIA.

That’s all for today, don’t forget that we go seven days a week on race weekends, so I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.