LEWIS HAMILTON struggled with again issues within the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday.
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Lewis Hamilton has hinted that he’ll nonetheless take part within the Canada Grand Prix regardless of complaints over his again hurting in Azerbaijan with a cryptic tweet that said he would see his followers ‘subsequent week’.
The Brit completed fourth in Baku regardless of beginning in seventh place on the grid as he overtook Pierre Gasly and Ferrari duo Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz bowed out as a consequence of engine failure. It was an unimaginable feat from the Stevenage-born star, who received the Formulation One Driver of the Day award due to his speedy climb amongst a packed grid which noticed him battle the likes of Gasly, Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo.
However fears grew midway into the race when the seven-time World Champion was overheard on his group radio complaining that his again was hurting because of Mercedes’ ever-porpoising car bouncing up and down all through the race. But with doubts over his participation in Montreal rife, the star appeared to substantiate that he’ll compete within the season’s ninth race with a message to his followers.
“Even when it’s painful, nonetheless we rise,” Hamilton mentioned on Twitter. “Thanks for the love, see you all subsequent week.”
Lewis Hamilton may very well be in with a shout to compete in Canada (Picture: GETTY)
Hamilton instructed reporters that he was praying for the top of the race on condition that his again was in agony after a chronic time on the wheel. “That is the one factor, biting down on my enamel by way of ache and simply adrenaline,” he mentioned.
“I can not categorical the ache that you simply expertise, notably on the straight right here. On the finish, you are simply praying for it to finish.” And team-mate George Russell additionally claimed he skilled additional ache all through the race.
“I used to be fairly happy to see the race coming to a detailed,” Russell mentioned. “You are simply smashing the bottom each single nook and lap for an hour and a half, it is fairly brutal. I am going to sleep nicely tonight. It is a circuit that is not usually that bodily [too].”
George Russell additionally complained about again ache (Picture: GETTY)
The outcome leaves Hamilton 88 factors behind chief Max Verstappen, although that is his fourth consecutive high 10 end. His teammate George Russell is simply 51 factors behind the Dutchman after recording his third podium of the season.
There should still be hope that they’ll embroil themselves in a title race if they’ll repair the porpoising points that stay rife. Nonetheless, that may very well be in useless if the issue will not be solved.