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Sunday, 15 May 2016

Hamilton and Rosberg Both Crash out of Spanish GP


Bad news for Mercedes at the Spanish Grand Prix as their two drivers Lewis Hamiltonand Nico Rosberg crashed into each other during the first lap of the race in Barcelona.

It was particularly crushing for Hamilton who started the race in pole position in his bid to bounce back from his early season slump with a first victory to cut the gap on runaway leader Rosberg.
The 31-year-old Briton was overtaken at the first corner by his Mercedes rival but he then picked up pace to retake first position, and as he tried to go up the inside of the German driver, he was squeezed off the track. Hamilton then lost control of his vehicle on the grass verge before crashing into the side of Rosberg and taking them both off the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya track.
Watch the crash below
   
The triple world champion was visibly livid with the incident, throwing his steering wheel from his car as he got out.
The crash is a major episode in an engrossing battle between the team-mates that has seen Rosberg with the upper hand lately, having claimed the last seven races and the first four this year.
It is not yet clear if either driver will be punished for the crash.
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen are currently in the lead, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel trailing in third.

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