Lewis Hamilton was heard making a remark over crew radio in the course of the latter levels of the Australian Grand Prix, which he has now clarified was not meant as a criticism of Mercedes.
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Lewis Hamilton has defined his intention behind a late-race radio message within the Australian Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver was working in P4, behind teammate George Russell who had benefited from making a pit-stop throughout an earlier Security Automotive interval to get forward of the seven-time World Champion into third place.
In the course of the closing levels of the occasion, Hamilton was heard telling engineer Pete Bonnington over the radio: “You guys put me in a extremely tough place.”
Hamilton reveals what he meant in message
Hamilton has since clarified that the remark was not associated to the altering of race positions between himself and Russell, and that it was as a substitute a reference to the overheating that his W13 was experiencing.
“Principally, I could not race for place as a result of the automotive was overheating,” Hamilton advised media, together with RacingNews365.com, after the race.
“So I needed to again off.”
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Given the crew’s struggles because the begin of the 2022 marketing campaign, Hamilton was thrilled with their lead to Australia, which has enabled them to take second place within the Constructors’ Championship forward of Purple Bull.
“It is an incredible consequence for us as a crew,” he defined.
“Actually, it is such a constructive. We have been 1.2 seconds off, I feel, on Friday. And it wasn’t wanting spectacular at that time.
“We did some nice work in a single day, qualifying on the third row, after which nice begins. I used to be up in third.
“It felt wonderful to be preventing, or really feel like we’re preventing for a podium in that second. However clearly we could not maintain the tempo of the Purple Bulls.”
Mercedes have extracted "probably the most they might" points-wise
Hamilton thinks that the Silver Arrows have come away from the primary three races of the season with a strong haul of factors, although regrets that he was not capable of end increased than P10 within the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
“While we’ve not essentially improved the automotive over these three races, I feel we have actually extracted probably the most we may points-wise,” Hamilton stated.
“I feel from my facet, I let the crew down within the final race and did not get the factors. However to come back away with this result’s nice.”