Lewis Hamilton vows to race through pain after German Grand Prix crash

Lewis Hamilton insists he will be racing at the German Grand Prix on Sunday, despite suffering a heavy crash in qualifying

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Lewis Hamilton in action at Hockenheim Photo: Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton insisted that he will be racing at the German Grand Prix on Sunday, despite suffering a heavy crash in qualifying.

The Mercedes driver lost control in the first knock-out session after a front-right brake failure at 130mph sent him into the barriers.

Even if something is broken I will still be racing tomorrow

Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton, who will start from 15th on the grid on Sunday, was able to walk away and was taken to the circuit’s medical centre.

“I’m in a little bit of pain but that is what happens when you have a crash like that, I think they said I pulled something like 30G,” Hamilton said.

“But even if something is broken I will still be racing tomorrow.”

Hamilton’s team-mate Nico Rosberg took pole position for his home race – his fourth in the last five grands prix and ninth of his career.

Williams’ Valtteri Bottas was second ahead of team-mate Felipe Massa.

“For now, it’s been going really well,” said Rosberg. “Home race, to be on pole is fantastic. I would have preferred if it was an open fight with Lewis so I’m less happy as a result.

“But it’s a fantastic day but there are no points today. There is still a long way to go tomorrow.”

He added: “For tomorrow, it is supposed to be a bit colder, so it should make it easier on the tyres. The weather could play a role, so I just need to take it as it comes.”

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