UPDATE: A statement released by Mercedes AMG has confirmed that Lewis Hamilton is “fine” after the impact.
Lewis Hamilton crashed the new Mercedes W05 at Jerez Tuesday after the front wing fell off and went under the car.
Hamilton slid straight on at Turn One, and damaged the front of the car on the tire barrier.
Mercedes earlier unveiled the car for the first time, some four days after Nico Rosberg gave it a brief and private 40kms shakedown at Silverstone. Hamilton continued to put laps on the car Tuesday, in between long stints in the pit lane, before his accident.