No single cause of Hamilton brake failure
25 July 2014 – Mercedes and brake disc supplier Brembo have said that there might not be a sole reason behind Lewis Hamilton's dramatic failure during the opening phase of qualifying for the German Grand Prix.
Ever since Hamilton's brakes failed at Hockenheim's Sachskurve corner, which led to the Briton starting the race from 20th position, both parties have been working together in a bid to determine the root cause.
On Friday, a joint statement was issued suggesting that multiple factors could have led to the issue.
"There is currently no clear evidence of a single cause of failure and our continuing rigorous analysis will take into account multiple factors which could have contributed to the incident," read the statement.
"The results of this technical analysis will be communicated as soon as they are available."
Although Mercedes made the call to swap Hamilton's front brake to Carbon Industrie for the race, the Brackley-based team has made clear that it remains committed to using Brembo's products in the future.
"Formula 1 is a domain of advanced development where technologies are pushed to their limits and in which strong partnerships are crucially important," the Brembo/Mercedes statement went on to explain.
"Brembo and Mercedes AMG Petronas remain committed to a close working relationship in the future."