Lewis Hamilton's first day of pre-season testing ended with the 29-year-old putting his Mercedes into a barrier at Jerez for the second successive year.
Twelve months ago, on his testing debut for the team following his move from McLaren, Hamilton's car suffered a rear-brake failure.
That resulted in Hamilton locking up at the turn-six hairpin known as 'Dry Sack' at 170mph before ploughing through a wide expanse of gravel and eventually pushing his front wing into a tyre barrier.
On this occasion, just four hours after Mercedes unveiled arguably the best-looking car to date given the plethora of differing nose designs, the finger of suspicion points to a front-wing failure.
It was proving to be a productive day for Mercedes, with the Brackley -based team the only one to produce a reasonable number of laps given the complications surrounding the cars for this year.
Hamilton had managed 18, with the majority of those install laps to check over systems and diagnostics, prior to the incident occurring in the early afternoon.
Heading down the start-finish straight, the suggestion is the wing broke and went underneath Hamilton's car.
That resulted in him locking up again as two heavy black lines can be seen on the circuit leading up to the gravel at turn one where the Briton then hit a barrier front on, sending him spinning sideways.
Hamilton emerged unscathed from his car, shortly after which the team tweeted: "A car failure for Lewis put him off at turn one. Cause to be investigated when car returns to the garage."
On a day when the new power units in F1 were revealed, with 1.6-litre V6 turbos replacing the the 2.4-litre V8s, it has been a day of woes for virtually all of the teams.
Marussia announced on Monday they would not be running on Tuesday due to a late technical issue with their car.
Caterham were due for a rollout of their challenger just before the test session started at 9am local time, only to postpone due to their own technical problem.
Reigning world champions Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel sat in the garage throughout the morning after what chief technical officer Adrian Newey described as "a silly problem overnight".
Kimi Raikkonen barely made it halfway through his opening lap on his return with Ferrari when he was forced to grind to a halt.
Halway through the opening day just 35 laps had been completed, with 18 of those from Hamilton.
Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne had managed 11, with Raikkonen and the Sauber of Esteban Gutierrez three and two respectively, with Sergio Perez for Force India just one.
At that stage there had been no sign of the Red Bull, Jenson Button in his McLaren, Valtteri Bottas for Williams, and Caterham rookie Marcus Ericsson.
Lotus are the only team not present at this test, opting to launch at the second test in Bahrain next month.
F1 2014 car launch - The era of the 'anteaters'
F1 2014 car launch - The era of the 'anteaters'
1/17 McLaren - MP4-29
The Woking-based outfit launched their MP4-29 on January 24, with drivers Jenson Button and rookie Kevin Magnussen joined by reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne. However, the main talking point was the absence of team principal Martin Whitmarsh following the return of Ron Dennis
2/17 Williams - FW35
Williams were the first to unveil their car, albeit a computer-generated design. The real thing is yet to roll out of the garage at Jerez, with some last minute adjustments holding up its debut. Former Ferrari driver Felipe Massa joins the team to try and return them to the top of the sport, and he will partner Valteri Bottas who is retained from last season
3/17 Ferrari - F14T
The Italian manufacturers have pushed Red Bull hard in the past few years, but they hope the F14T will finally surpass their rivals and give either Fernando Alonso or the returning Kimi Raikkonen another World Championship to add to their collection
4/17 Ferrari - F14T
Raikkonen gets reacquainted with the Ferrari cockpit after a four-year absence from the prancing horse, but...
5/17 Ferrari - F14T
His joy is short lived as he becomes the first to suffer from unreliability as his car stops on track, requiring a lift back to the pit lane. He certainly won't be the last though
6/17 Sauber - C33-Ferrari
Sauber have followed the 'anteater' nose design for 2014, and hope for a more successful year than last with Adrian Sutil joining Esteban Gutierrez at the wheel
7/17 Lotus E22
Lotus launched their 2014 challenger, the E22, on the same day as team principal Eric Boullier left the team, with Gerard Lopez replacing him at the helm. With Romain Grosjean now the team leader, many will be watching how he and livewire Pastor Maldonado get on this year. Thta's if they turn up, as their absence from Jerez doesn't bode well
8/17 Mercedes - W05sup
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton unveil the Mercedes W05sup at Jerez, which thankfully avoids the 'anteater' nose
9/17 Mercedes - W05sup
Many are tipping Hamilton and Rosberg to take the fight to Red Bull this year with the W05sup undoubtedly one of the nicer looking cars on this season's grid, but will it be as fast?
10/17 Red Bull - RB10
Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull are going for a record-equalling fifth straight drivers' and constructors' championship. They have also avoided the 'anteater' nose, and rival Mercedes for the best looking car of the year award. Is there anything Red Bull don't want to win? Daniel Ricciardo makes the step-up from Toro Rosso to replace the now absent Mark Webber
11/17 Toro Rosso - STR9
Toro Rosso's design sure isn't pretty, but they have taken a step into the unknown with rookie 19-year-old Daniil Kvyat. The Russian impressed in practice towards the end of last season, but how will he get on against his more experienced team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne?
12/17 Toro Rosso - STR9
The 'anteater' nose of the Toro Rosso SRT9, likened to a sex toy by lingerie makers Ann Summers
13/17 Force India - VJM07
The ever-impressive Nico Hulkenburg returns to the team he left at the end of 2012 having missed out on a seat at Ferrari, Lotus and McLaren. The German will have a point to prove once more, but he'll have a difficult enough time to beat team-mate Sergio Perez first
14/17 Caterham - CT04
After a short delay which saw their early morning unveiling cancelled, Caterham eventually rolled out their CT04 in the afternoon, with another rookie in Marcus Ericsson at the wheel, while the returning Kamui Kobayashi took the picture
15/17 Williams - FW36
Williams finally got their FW36 running after a delay on day one of testing at Jerez, with Valteri Bottas taking to the track
16/17 Marussia - MR03
Two days later than scheduled, Max Chilton eventually left the garage in the Marussia MR03 for its first run at Jerez
17/17 Marussia - MR03
Chilton brings the car back in after completing an installation lap