Completed in P13 in Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton endured a disastrous day on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday, as he completed in P13.
The seven-time Components 1 champion endured the additional humiliation of being lapped by his arch-rival Max Verstappen within the fortieth lap.
As quickly because the race ended, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff apologised to Hamilton over the staff radio.
“Lewis, hello, sorry for what you will have wanted to drive at this time,” mentioned Wolff.
“I do know that that is undriveable and never what we deserved to attain in consequence.”
Hamilton is now in seventh place within the drivers’ standings, which is his worst begin for the reason that 2010 season.
Championship hopes fading
He’s now virtually 60 factors behind Charles Leclerc in first place, and he mentioned that the world championship title is now out of attain.
“I’m out of the championship, for certain, there is no query about that, however I will nonetheless preserve working exhausting and attempt to in some way pull it again collectively in some way,” Hamilton mentioned.
“Everybody’s feeling it, and everybody’s simply head down making an attempt their finest, there is no one which’s giving up, everyone seems to be making an attempt to maneuver ahead as quick as they will.”
Wolff pressured the necessity for Mercedes to repair Hamilton‘s automotive on the finish of the race.
“We aren’t ok for a world champion – and we simply want to repair the automotive,” mentioned Wolff.