Mercedes Reveal Reason For Hamilton’s Engine Failure In Malaysia

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Lewis Hamilton experienced a rare engine blow out at the 2016 Malaysian GP. Now, Mercedes-AMG has found the reason why the British driver's engine failed. Hamilton and Mercedes also clear out the rumours surrounding any conspiracy in 2016 F1 Championship.

Investigation has been carried out extensively by Mercedes technicians on Hamilton's engine unit. They have revealed 'big-end bearing failure' as the cause of engine blowout. So far, they have not realised why this component failed in Malaysia and will be extra cautious going forward.

There is speculation that Lewis Hamilton could save mileage on his engine in future races. Hamilton is expected not to take part in a few practice sessions to avoid engine stress. Further, DNFs would seriously hamper Hamilton's challenge for 2016 F1 Championship.

Currently, Nico Rosberg leads the 2016 Championship with 288 points. Lewis Hamilton has secured 265 points and is at a disadvantage of 23 points. The Japanese GP is a must finish Grand Prix for Hamilton to keep his Championship hopes alive.

Mercedes officials have confirmed that Nico Rosberg will continue using his Malaysian engine. Lewis Hamilton will be stepping back and utilising his Singapore power unit. Let's hope neither driver faces any problem during the upcoming Japanese GP.

Story first published: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 15:47 [IST]
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