Hamilton laments 'another gift' for Rosberg
19 July 2014 – Lewis Hamilton was left to rue a right-front brake disc failure which pitched him out of qualifying for the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.
Hamilton was sitting in second place during the first knockout segment when he suffered the failure under braking for Turn 13 and he was powerless to prevent his Mercedes W05 Hybrid from hitting the barriers.
The Briton was quickly released from the medical centre but was left to watch Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg claim pole position.
"Nico has basically got another gift, but we'll do what we can tomorrow," he said.
"We'll figure something out, there's still a decent amount of races to go. I can't believe it obviously, but things like this happen and are sent to try us. We had done such a great job with the set-up, it felt fantastic out there and I didn't even get to do five laps."
Hamilton will line up in 15th place on the grid for Sunday's race and insists that he is feeling no major effects from the crash.
"I'm in a little bit of pain but that's what usually happens when you have a crash like that," he said. "I think they [Mercedes] said I pulled 30Gs or something like that. Even if something was broken I would still race though.
"It just takes you by complete surprise. It happens so quickly. When you're driving, you have to have 100 per cent confidence in the car and you never ever enter a corner thinking something is going to happen, so you hit the brake pedal and it's a real shock."