Brake failure scuppers Hamilton in Canada

By on Sunday, June 8, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton was left to rue a brake failure which pitched him out of the Canadian Grand Prix.

Hamilton was running a couple of seconds behind Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg when both drivers began to slow with an MGU-K problem.

While Rosberg was able to finish the race in second place, Hamilton suffered a brake failure and was forced to retire for the second time in 2014.

"I did the best that I could out there today and felt like I was having a strong race but unfortunately it just wasn't our day," he said.

"Montreal has been a good track for me so to come here and not finish is disappointing but there are plenty more races ahead of us this season so let's hope for better fortune.

"There was nothing I could do about our issues really.

"We were managing the loss of power but as soon as I finally made the jump on Nico in the second pit stop, my brakes failed going into turn 10. It's great for the team that Nico was able to hold on and get second place today but it's tough for me. That's two DNFs now this season and now I have to try and recover the points gap again."


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