Mercedes confirm jack man is unhurt after Hamilton sends him flying during Sochi second practice


Mercedes have confirmed the jack man sent flying by Lewis Hamilton in second practice for the Russian Grand Prix was unhurt in the incident.

The reigning champion came into the Mercedes pit box too fast during FP2 at Sochi and overshot his marks, knocking the front jack man over. The crew member was left on the ground as Hamilton apologised over the radio and asked if he was hurt.

"For everyone asking, our front jack man is OK," Mercedes tweeted later in the session, to the relief of all, not least Hamilton himself.

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Hamilton finished second, behind team mate Valtteri Bottas, in FP2 for this weekend's race – while title rival Max Verstappen will start at the back of the grid for the Grand Prix on Sunday after taking a new Honda power unit.


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