Originally posted by Tenmantaylor
Is there any chance this failure had anything to do with Hamiltons Nurburg accident last year or was that a pure wheelnut issue?
McLaren have stated it was a rim/tyre issue but when I first saw the onboard I was convinced something in the hub or brake disc had exploded.
Replaying frame by frame I notice a puff of brake dust as the first thing, on both sides of the wheel, I think that must be the tyre gas escaping through the rim on the inside. Then two curved pieces fly upwards, look like bits of rim. This does seem to fit the stone-caught-in-caliper scenario, rather than a loose wheelnut.