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Hamilton crashes out of second practice 24 May 2007

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Monaco Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Thursday, 24 May 2007

It seems Lewis Hamilton's Formula One honeymoon is over - temporarily at least. The McLaren star made his first significant error of the season on Thursday afternoon when he put his car into the Monte Carlo barriers.

It was just under an hour into second practice when Hamilton lost control of his MP4-22 under braking heading into the first corner, Sainte Devote. The resulting impact left the Englishman unharmed, but tore the front-left wheel and suspension from his car.

Up to that point Hamilton had been duelling for fastest time with team mate Fernando Alonso, as McLaren dominated the session. His only consolation was that he wasn't alone in his misfortune - he walked back into the pit lane with compatriot Anthony Davidson, who had gone off at the same point in his Super Aguri just minutes earlier.