Updated: Saturday, 19 July 2014 20:41 | By Agence France-Presse

Hamilton in 250kph crash at German GP practice

Former Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed at more than 250 kilometers per hour during Saturday's qualifying session for the German Grand Prix.

Hamilton in 250kph crash at German GP practice

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton competes in the third practice session ahead of the German Formula One Grand Prix at in Hockenheim, on July 19, 2014 - by Thomas Kienzle

The Briton climbed out of his car shaken and winded but with no apparent serious injury. The impact came after the Mercedes driver's brakes failed on entry to the hairpin leading into the stadium section of the Hockenheimring circuit.

Hamilton was able to tell the team he was okay, by radio and was driven to the race medical centre for an examination.

The session was halted for repairs to the barriers.

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