MGU-K problem ends Mercedes' day early

Mercedes has joined McLaren in having to call it a day early on the first day of this week's testing at Barcelona.

Lewis Hamilton had set the pace in the morning session, but was unable to run in the afternoon due to a problem with an energy recovery system.

Although Mercedes was hard at work trying to get the issue fixed for today, it has now ruled out returning to the track.

"That's our day done. Problem diagnosed as MGU-K failure. Crew working hard to make sure we're back in business tomorrow," said the team on Twitter.

McLaren had stopped running earlier too after just seven laps after a hydraulic leak forced the team to replace the Honda engine.

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Series Formula 1
Event Barcelona February testing II
Sub-event Day 1
Track Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers Lewis Hamilton
Article type Breaking news
Tags mercedes