Hamilton: Is there even a point for 10th position?

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Pissed off along with his end in Saudi Arabia

Hamilton: Is there even a point for 10th position?


Lewis Hamilton had a horrible weekend in Jeddah one week after his sudden podium end in System 1’s season opener, the Bahrain Grand Prix, the place each Crimson Bull vehicles have been struck down by gas pump points.

His Mercedes is clearly behind Ferrari and Crimson Bull and even competes with different groups that have been as soon as light-years away from the constructor that has dominated during the last years.

Hamilton: Is there even a point for 10th position?

One other setback for Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton solely tenth in JeddahAP

Hamilton has mustered simply 16 factors, presently sitting fifth within the drivers’ standingns behind his new teammate George Russell.

It is a state of affairs to which Hamilton just isn’t used and though there are 23 races to go, it would not look as if Mercedes can bounce again.

After blaming his automobile for being “undriveable” following his Q1 exit, Hamilton harassed that he “simply need to go house” after ending tenth in Saudi Arabia.

Put up-race message

Hamilton was clearly disenchanted after crossing the end line in Jeddah when his race engineer Pete Bonnington knowledgeable him of his place.

“Is there even a degree for that place?” questioned the Englishman within the radio dialog.

Hamilton: Is there even a point for 10th position?

Hamilton habla ante los medios.PETRONAS

The Mercedes driver expressed his frustration about not having the ability to compete within the final stretch of the race.

“I do not notably really feel like not a lot has modified actually because the final race,” he declared.

“It is solely been a number of days. What I do know is that at this time I could not sustain with the Haas on the finish, the ability they’ve, they got here flying, slingshotted previous me, once I overtook Magnussen earlier on within the race.

“So we have a whole lot of work to do for certain, however I do know I’ve bought a fantastic crew and we’ll simply hold our heads down and attempt to enhance.”

The engine and rear wing of the W13

Be that as it might, the W13 is struggling to ship and that was clearly seen in Jeddah. On the face of it, the velocity deficit is principally as a result of rear wing on Hamilton‘s automobile, however the engine additionally seems to be underpowered.

“The deficit is at most one or two tenths,” a Mercedes engineer informed ‘Auto Motor und Sport’.

“The low high speeds are primarily as a result of better air resistance.”


It needs to be famous that the 16 factors he registered from the primary two races is the bottom tally for Hamilton because the present scoring system was launched, with third and tenth being his worst pair of finishes initially of a season since 2009.

In the meantime, reigning F1 world champion Max Verstappen has demonstrated that he’s the favorite to win the title once more this 12 months, reaching in Saudi Arabia his twenty first F1 victory.


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