Lewis Hamilton unaware of F1 rule after disappointing Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

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LEWIS HAMILTON completed Tenth after preventing from his fifteenth place begin within the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton was confused over F1’s scoring system and sought clarification from his chief engineer following the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Hamilton had a disappointing weekend and solely simply scraped into the factors locations.

The Brit’s Tenth-placed end means Hamilton has scored one championship level, the bottom quantity drivers can obtain on an F1 weekend. When Hamilton first began in 2007, F1 used to problem factors to the highest six however prolonged this to the highest 10 from the 2010 season.

Hamilton has additionally been in direction of the entrance of the sector because the turbo-hybrid period in 2014 which means he has been preventing for the utmost 25 factors – therefore his confusion over what number of factors he scored.

Mercedes engineer Peter Bonnington apologised to Hamilton after he crossed the chequered flag. He mentioned: “OK Lewis, that is P10. Sorry about that.”

Hamilton replied: “Is there even some extent for that place?”

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Lewis Hamilton unaware of F1 rule after disappointing Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton completed in Tenth (Picture: Getty)

The seven-time champion suffered his worst qualifying since 2017 yesterday after being knocked out of Q1. Hamilton certified sixteenth, the primary time he has been knocked out of the primary a part of qualifying on pure tempo since 2009. 

He was solely in a position to begin fifteenth after Mick Schumacher pulled out of the race resulting from his high-speed crash. 

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Lewis Hamilton unaware of F1 rule after disappointing Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton labored his manner by means of the pack however dropped down after pitting (Picture: Sky Sports activities F1)

Hamilton’s 2021 title rival Max Verstappen finally received the race after a titanic battle with Charles Leclerc all through. 

After the chequered flag, Verstappen mentioned: “An excellent race, we had been battling laborious. We simply needed to play the lengthy sport, the tyres had been sporting out fairly fast. It wasn’t simple, finally managed to get forward – simply actually glad to kickstart the season.”

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