When Lewis Hamilton's right-front brake disc shattered during qualifying for the German Grand Prix, the pain of the impact wasn't just felt by Lewis himself. Fans were shocked, disappointed and bereft of the increasingly intense battle between the two Mercedes drivers at the front.
One half of the team's garage would have felt quietly (very quietly) relieved to have their biggest rival out of Q3, while the other half, with heads in hands, would have wondered what on Earth they need to do to get the rub-of-the-green in 2014.
One person though, perhaps more so than anyone else, would have suffered a vast range of emotions in those initial moments and minutes after watching the car career helplessly into the barriers at high speed.
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