Lewis Hamilton’s X-rated assessment of Mercedes ‘bouncing’ – ‘f*****g losing my mind’

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LEWIS HAMILTON has warned Mercedes porpoising points may very well be again after first apply on the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton has hit again at his race engineers after Mercedes porpoising points returned on the Monaco Grand Prix. Half an hour into the primary apply session, the seven-time champion delivered an x-rated rant to his crew in response to the most recent points.

He stated: “The bouncing is loopy mate.  “I am f*** dropping my thoughts.” Simply seconds later, Hamilton’s race engineer requested whether or not Hamilton wished to make any changes to try to counter the problems. Hamilton requested what work could be achieved however battled on to complete tenth in FP1.

In the course of the session, the Mercedes star added: “There’s an unbelievable quantity of bouncing.”

In a sign of how unhealthy the issues have been getting for the Silver Arrows, Hamilton even instructed he wanted further safety within the automotive. He defined: “Want elbow pads on this cockpit it is bouncing a lot.”

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Lewis Hamilton's X-rated assessment of Mercedes 'bouncing' - 'f*****g losing my mind'

Lewis Hamilton has warned Mercedes porpoising points are again (Picture: Getty)

After the session, Mercedes crew principal Toto Wolff branded the automotive ‘undriveable’. He informed Sky Sports activities F1: “I feel we now have a trip difficulty that is one thing we had all through the season. Typically it’s a mix between error and stiffness, at present it is the stiffness. 

“It seems to be ike our automotive performs as a result of we have been fast, perhaps not on the finish the place we had the arduous tyre on and have been doing lengthy runs however total I feel a great automotive nevertheless it’s simply undriveable like this.” Wolff added the crew could be engaged on totally different automotive set-ups earlier than FP2 to make the automotive ‘extra satisfying’ to drive.

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Lewis Hamilton's X-rated assessment of Mercedes 'bouncing' - 'f*****g losing my mind'

Lewis Hamilton was fast sufficient for tenth in FP1 (Picture: Getty)

Mercedes appeared to have gotten to grips with the porpoising points which have plagued their season eventually week’s Spanish Grand Prix. The Silver Arrows gave the impression to be nearer to frontrunners Ferrari and Crimson Bull on pure tempo. 

This helped George Russell safe his second podium for the crew with Hamiton recovering from a poor begin to end fifth. Nevertheless, Mercedes engineers had warned the issue might nicely return forward of the Monaco Grand Prix

Chief strategist James Vowels stated: “I feel it could be mistaken to say the porpoising difficulty has disappeared. I feel you continue to see it on our rivals and I’m certain there will probably be components of it coming again once more as we construct on our understanding and the foundations we laid down in Barcelona.

“What I can say is we made a definitive step, a step in our understanding and the deployment of what we placed on monitor. And we will construct on that, and the identical couldn’t be stated in regards to the first 5 races with the automotive we had there. We’ll transfer ahead from the place we are actually however it is going to be a journey, it gained’t occur in a single day.”


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