Mercedes strongly denies Lewis Hamilton’s 2022 car failed FIA crash test

Mercedes have strongly refuted claims that Lewis Hamilton’s car failed a crash test ahead of the 2022 F1 season.

Team members have been working vigorously on their new W13 vehicle as they seek to adapt to major regulatory changes ahead of the season-opening race in Bahrain on March 20.

Having already posted snippets of the new car on social media, it will all be officially unveiled on February 18, just five days before pre-season testing begins in Barcelona.

However, a report that first appeared in the Italian version of Motorsport.com claimed the Silver Arrows, constructors’ champions for the past eight seasons, failed the latest crash test into the side of the car this month.

Mercedes has now cleared up the rumors by issuing a statement confirming that its W13 model “completed its FIA homologation process on 13th January 2022”.

They also posted a photo on social media of a plate inserted on the car confirming that the test had been passed.

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Posted: Tuesday February 01 2022, 7:44 PM IST

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