Hamilton crash caused by wheel rim failure

Hamilton crash caused by wheel rim failure

McLaren has confirmed that a left-front wheel rim failure was the reason for Lewis Hamilton's penultimate lap retirement from Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, meaning the Englishman retired because of an almost identical problem to the one which beset team-mate Heikki Kovalainen at the same race two years ago.
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2010 Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Tuesday 11 May 2010

  2. Hamilton crash caused by wheel rim failure 16:09

    Hamilton crash caused by wheel rim failure

    McLaren has confirmed that a left-front wheel rim failure was the reason for Lewis Hamilton's penultimate lap retirement from Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix,...

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  3. Monday 10 May 2010

  4. Sam Michael: Red Bull further ahead of everyone else 16:38

    Sam Michael: Red Bull further ahead of everyone else

    Williams Technical Director Sam Michael is pleased that Rubens Barrichello was able to rise from 17th on the grid to ninth by the finish of the Spanish...

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  5. Ferrari to investigate Massa pace 12:55

    Ferrari to investigate Massa pace

    Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali has explained that the Italian team feels obliged to inspect why Felipe Massa has struggled for general pace so...

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  6. Hamilton defends driving style 12:32

    Hamilton defends driving style

    Lewis Hamilton has moved to silence those critics who claim that his driving style is questionable and even dangerous. The 2008 World Champion is widely...

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  7. Ferrari poised for 'very aggressive development plan' 12:11

    Ferrari poised for 'very aggressive development plan'

    Fernando Alonso has warned that the Ferrari team is preparing an extensive car update prior to upcoming races on the calendar. The Spaniard finished second...

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  8. Teams agree to ban f-ducts 11:33

    Teams agree to ban f-ducts

    Following more meetings in Barcelona, Formula 1's team have made the unanimous decision to ban the f-duct device from the 2011 season onwards. The radical...

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  9. Sunday 9 May 2010

  10. 20:03

    Photos: Sunday at the Circuit de Catalunya

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  11. Kovalainen: Gearbox selected two gears at once 20:02

    Kovalainen: Gearbox selected two gears at once

    Whereas Jarno Trulli enjoyed a strong start to the Spanish Grand Prix, running as high as 15th in the opening stages, Lotus team-mate Heikki Kovalainen was...

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  12. Massa Ferrari lacking in adhesion 19:39

    Massa Ferrari lacking in adhesion

    Felipe Massa was frustrated to have been able to manage no more than sixth place in the Spanish Grand Prix, four places and 41 seconds behind team-mate...

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  13. Kubica hampered after contact with Kobayashi 19:25

    Kubica hampered after contact with Kobayashi

    Robert Kubica's eighth place picked up four more points for Renault in Barcelona although the Polish driver was disappointed to have damaged his car on the...

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  14. Virgin Racing achieves first double finish 19:14

    Virgin Racing achieves first double finish

    Both Virgin Racing cars made the chequered flag for the first time this season on Sunday. After becoming victims of 5-place grid penalties after the...

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  15. Barrichello rejuvenated after poor qualifying 19:02

    Barrichello rejuvenated after poor qualifying

    Rubens Barrichello was content in Spain on Sunday evening after coming home ninth at the Circuit de Catalunya. The Brazilian was a highly surprising Q1...

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  16. Alguersuari scores despite drive-through penalty 18:51

    Alguersuari scores despite drive-through penalty

    Jaime Alguersuari was all smiles after scoring his third Formula 1 point and at home in Spain. The 20-year-old Barcelona driver demonstrated another...

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  17. Schumacher realistic after 'interesting fight with Jenson' 18:38

    Schumacher realistic after 'interesting fight with Jenson'

    Michael Schumacher proved his critics wrong by finishing a strong fourth in the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, the German's best result since returning to...

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  18. Button upset by Schumacher chop 18:27

    Button upset by Schumacher chop

    World Champion Jenson Button did not appreciate the tactics of Michael Schumacher as the Mercedes passed the McLaren during the Spanish Grand Prix. With...

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  19. Sutil delighted with another points finish 18:15

    Sutil delighted with another points finish

    After failing to score points for the first time this season last time out in China, the Force India team failed to feature in Q3 qualifying for the first...

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  20. De la Rosa hit by bad luck again 18:05

    De la Rosa hit by bad luck again

    Fortune and Pedro de la Rosa do not unite in the 2010 Formula 1 season, it seems. Having lost most of Friday's first practice session due to gearbox...

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  21. Vettel: A lot of things went wrong today 17:57

    Vettel: A lot of things went wrong today

    Sebastian Vettel suffered a selection of woes in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, having first lost second place after being stuck in traffic before then seeing...

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  22. Second place feels great, says Alonso 17:47

    Second place feels great, says Alonso

    Fernando Alonso was more than happy to leave the Circuit de Catalunya with the second place trophy on Sunday. After starting fourth on the grid in his first...

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  23. Webber: It was important to lead after Turn 1 17:37

    Webber: It was important to lead after Turn 1

    Mindful of events in Malaysia, Mark Webber was delighted to have held his Spanish Grand Prix lead at the first corner on Sunday. Although the Australian had...

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  24. Hamilton philosophical after late-race crash 17:29

    Hamilton philosophical after late-race crash

    Lewis Hamilton was left to ponder what might have been after retiring on the penultimate lap of the Spanish Grand Prix through no fault of his own. Running...

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  25. 16:46

    Spanish Grand Prix: Final classification

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  26. Webber commandingly wins Spanish Grand Prix 16:45

    Webber commandingly wins Spanish Grand Prix

    Mark Webber enjoyed a faultless drive to dominate Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix from pole position at the Circuit de Catalunya. As team-mate Sebastian Vettel...

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  27. Senna admits driving error 15:44

    Senna admits driving error

    Bruno Senna has admitted that it was through a driver error that he left the race track and crashed on the opening lap of the Spanish Grand Prix. Despite...

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  28. Upcoming eight days will be important, says Webber 10:11

    Upcoming eight days will be important, says Webber

    With 28 points Red Bull's Mark Webber is currently in eighth position in the F1 drivers' championship standings. The Australian is with four races behind us...

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  29. 09:54

    Spanish Grand Prix: Starting grid

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  30. Saturday 8 May 2010

  31. 19:13

    Photos: Saturday at the Circuit de Catalunya

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  32. Qualifying not as good as planned, admits Senna 19:12

    Qualifying not as good as planned, admits Senna

    Bruno Senna qualified 24th and last in Spain on Saturday but will in fact start the Barcelona Grand Prix from 21st on the grid, due to 5-place grid drop...

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  33. Contrasting feelings at Sauber 19:00

    Contrasting feelings at Sauber

    The unfortunate Pedro de la Rosa, possibly the unluckiest driver in Formula 1 so far this season, was disappointed to have not qualified higher for his home...

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  34. Liuzzi grieving over throttle issue 18:50

    Liuzzi grieving over throttle issue

    Vitantonio Liuzzi suffered a frustrating time in Spanish Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday, as the Italian wound up 17th fastest after experiencing...

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  35. Petrov thanks team for second hurried repair job 18:41

    Petrov thanks team for second hurried repair job

    Vitaly Petrov suffered a severe case of déjà vu in Spain on Saturday morning as the Russian's Renault flew off the Barcelona race track and into a tyre wall...

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  36. Hamilton hoping to beat Red Bull on reliability 18:29

    Hamilton hoping to beat Red Bull on reliability

    Lewis Hamilton's name is in a long list of those who believe that Red Bull Racing will be too quick to overhaul in the Spanish Grand Prix. 'Best of the...

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  37. Schumacher: I feel a lot more comfortable 18:10

    Schumacher: I feel a lot more comfortable

    Michael Schumacher has been visibility more relaxed in Spain so far this weekend, not least as the 7-time World Champion has out-paced team-mate Nico...

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  38. FIA fines Ferrari $20,000 for pit incident 17:56

    FIA fines Ferrari $20,000 for pit incident

    Formula 1 governing body the FIA has handed the Ferrari team a fine of $20,000 (£13,500) after Fernando Alonso was released directly into the path of Nico...

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  39. Alguersuari hoping for dry race 17:39

    Alguersuari hoping for dry race

    Jaime Alguersuari was generally pleased with his first qualifying session at home in Spain on Saturday. Having made his Formula 1 debut at last year's...

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  40. I didn't see Rosberg, says Alonso 17:30

    I didn't see Rosberg, says Alonso

    Fernando Alonso has explained that he simply did not see Nico Rosberg in the Barcelona pit lane before the Ferrari driver nearly collided with the Mercedes...

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  41. Trulli looking for more despite Lotus improvement 17:17

    Trulli looking for more despite Lotus improvement

    Jarno Trulli is content with Lotus' gains in Barcelona, the race for which the Norfolk-based team had always planned to make a bigger impression, although...

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  42. Glock: No more excuses 17:10

    Glock: No more excuses

    Timo Glock has warned that the Virgin Racing team can no longer apologise for aerodynamic flaws in its car. Having developed fuel tanks which were not large...

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  43. Button lamenting Turn 8 mistake 17:02

    Button lamenting Turn 8 mistake

    World Champion Jenson Button was annoyed to have made an error on his final qualifying hot lap in Spain on Saturday. After running wide at Turn 8, the last...

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  44. Vettel wondering about rain 16:54

    Vettel wondering about rain

    Sebastian Vettel was pleased with Red Bull's convincing 1-2 performance in Barcelona qualifying on Saturday, despite missing out on pole position to...

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  45. Webber delighted with 'sensational' pole position 16:47

    Webber delighted with 'sensational' pole position

    Mark Webber was more than pleased to have secured his twelfth career pole position and second of the 2010 season in Barcelona on Saturday. After lapping a...

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  46. 16:38

    Spanish GP Qualifying: Final classification

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  47. Webber beats team-mate Vettel to Barcelona pole 16:05

    Webber beats team-mate Vettel to Barcelona pole

    Red Bull Racing have secured a predicted front row lockout for the Spanish Grand Prix although Australia's Mark Webber has beaten Germany's Sebastian Vettel...

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  48. Barrichello criticises new teams' pace 15:55

    Barrichello criticises new teams' pace

    Rubens Barrichello was surprisingly eliminated at the earliest possible point in Spanish Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday. Having qualified 18th, the...

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  49. 5-place penalty for Petrov gearbox change 15:11

    5-place penalty for Petrov gearbox change

    Renault's Vitaly Petrov has become the fourth driver to receive a 5-place grid drop ahead of qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix. So far in Spain, Karun...

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  50. Both Virgin cars docked 5 grid spots 13:35

    Both Virgin cars docked 5 grid spots

    Like the Hispania car of Karun Chandhok, both Virgin Racing entrants have been demoted by five grid places ahead of Spanish Grand Prix qualifying on...

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  51. 13:06

    Barcelona Practice 3: Full results

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  52. Vettel and Red Bull dominate final practice 13:05

    Vettel and Red Bull dominate final practice

    Once again, Red Bull Racing have finished first and second in the final practice session ahead of Spanish Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday. With third...

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  53. Senna fined for speeding in pit lane 12:33

    Senna fined for speeding in pit lane

    Hispania Racing driver Bruno Senna has been fined for speeding in the Circuit de Catalunya pit lane during Spanish Grand Prix practice on Friday....

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  54. 5-place grid drop for Chandhok 12:19

    5-place grid drop for Chandhok

    Hispania's Karun Chandhok has been handed a 5-place grid drop ahead of qualifying in Barcelona this afternoon. Drivers are required to run the same...

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  55. Kobayashi biding time as car is improved 05:00

    Kobayashi biding time as car is improved

    Kamui Kobayashi has explained that the Sauber team still targets an overall enhancement of its package as opposed to fine-tuning key areas, with the...

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  56. Vettel: Red Bull f-duct on the way 03:00

    Vettel: Red Bull f-duct on the way

    Sebastian Vettel has warned Red Bull Racing's rivals that the team will soon install an f-duct system on its car. The Milton Keynes squad is yet to make use...

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  57. Friday 7 May 2010

  58. 21:03

    Photos: Friday at the Circuit de Catalunya

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  59. Klien granted Superlicence 10 minutes before practice 20:30

    Klien granted Superlicence 10 minutes before practice

    Incredibly, Christian Klien very narrowly missed out on driving in Spain's first free practice session on Friday as the Austrian's FIA Superlicence -...

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  60. Di Resta adapting quicker to Formula 1 car 20:15

    Di Resta adapting quicker to Formula 1 car

    Paul di Resta was comfortably pleased with the amount of time required to feel comfortable in the Force India car on Friday morning. Driving in Adrian...

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  61. Petrov hoping to dial out oversteer 20:08

    Petrov hoping to dial out oversteer

    Vitaly Petrov experienced a dramatic second practice session on Friday, as the Russian ran off-track twice at the Circuit de Catalunya. Having first skipped...

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  62. De la Rosa pleased despite bad start 20:00

    De la Rosa pleased despite bad start

    Pedro de la Rosa is a driver in his home Spanish Grand Prix this year for the first time since 2002, when racing alongside Eddie Irvine at Jaguar. Now with...

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  63. Glock encounters problems with new car 19:52

    Glock encounters problems with new car

    Timo Glock was the first driver to run Virgin's new, longer wheelbase car on Friday as the team hopes that its larger fuel tank will complete the race...

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  64. H├╝lkenberg remains upbeat after shunt 19:45

    H├╝lkenberg remains upbeat after shunt

    Nico Hülkenberg was fortunate to walk away uninjured from a sizeable accident in Barcelona's second free practice session on Friday. Having run wide at the...

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  65. Red Bull expecting McLaren push on Saturday 19:33

    Red Bull expecting McLaren push on Saturday

    Sebastian Vettel is confident that Red Bull are front row challengers in Barcelona but is also sure that McLaren will be an even larger threat on Saturday...

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