Hamilton casts doubt on Saudi Arabia return

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Hamilton casts doubt on Saudi Arabia return

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton was glad to get out of Saudi Arabia and didn’t give any assurance that Components 1 would return.

Main doubts emerged over the rest of the race weekend on Friday in Saudi Arabia, following a missile strike on an oil refinery simply miles from the Jeddah observe.

Group bosses have been blissful to hold on, however the drivers would interact in a rare assembly that lasted over 4 hours into the early hours of Saturday, earlier than they too made the choice to race on after persuasion from the workforce bosses following assurances from the Saudi Arabian authorities.

The schedule was certainly accomplished in Jeddah, with Max Verstappen taking the win in what turned out to be an exhilarating race, however there are doubts over whether or not Components 1 will likely be again for a 3rd time.

PA information company perceive that the drivers will meet with F1 to debate the way forward for the race in Jeddah, presumably by a digital name within the coming days, or in-person on the subsequent spherical in Australia, held between 8-10 April.

Hamilton completed the Saudi GP in P10, combating again after a Digital Security Automobile had price him his place within the high 10 for the reason that pit lane was closed, which means he couldn’t pit throughout that interval.

Nonetheless, after the race, he merely wished to depart Saudi Arabia and get house.

Hamilton casts doubt on Saudi Arabia return

“I’m so blissful the weekend is finished and I’m additionally simply so blissful that everybody is secure,” he stated.

“I’m wanting ahead to getting out.”

Requested if he had any reservations about returning to Saudi Arabia subsequent 12 months, Hamilton replied: “I simply wish to go house.”


All media periods have been cancelled on Friday following FP2, with the workforce bosses and drivers heading into the conferences.

McLaren’s Lando Norris stated that he want to return to Saudi Arabia, regardless that it’s a “nervous place”, describing the Jeddah Corniche Circuit as a “enjoyable observe”.

“In fact I’m relieved [to have got through the weekend],” stated Norris.

“Beneath any circumstance all we wish to do is race. However it’s a nervous place to be and you’re going to have these nerves and that’s the reason we had the discussions we did. We got the reassurances and advised it’s secure and we needed to consider that.

“Whether or not we come again or not – I’d like to look ahead to do this as a result of it’s a enjoyable observe, however these are discussions we can have after the weekend.”


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