Hamilton in the barriers on his first outing for Mercedes
Hamilton in the barriers on his first outing for Mercedes

Day 2 of the F1 testing in Jerez didn’t start well for Mercedes with Hamilton suffering rear brake failure and ending up in the barriers, damaging his brand new motor.

After yesterday’s troubled running with Rosberg ended prematurely, this is far from an ideal start for the team.

Elsewhere, Luiz Razia was out in the Marussia, Perez had his first run in the McLaren and Grosjean was very happy with his running of the nosey  Lotus, exclaiming that it’s quick – that’s a pretty good thing for an F1 car eh?!

Massa is hoping today’s running will be less hot after suffering from a warm derrière during yesterday’s running.

Here are some shots, courtesy of OctanePhotos.co.uk who are trackside in Jerez (not of Massa’s issue mind, more focused on the cars)