Mercedes chief accepts Lewis Hamilton was ‘pushed too far’ in costly error at Baku

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LEWIS HAMILTON and George Russell complained of pains all weekend on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as Mercedes’ bouncing points continued.

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Mercedes has admitted they pushed Lewis Hamilton and George Russell ‘too far’ on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as each suffered. Chief strategist Jame Vowles accepts the staff are placing their drivers in “important discomfort” and vowed the staff “can’t do this once more”. 

He mentioned: “I am happy to report that Lewis is right here this morning. I’ve spent a couple of hours with him, and he’s okay. He can be again within the automotive in Montreal. He’s an elite athlete that can push the bounds of endurance of himself and the automotive and that’s what Formulation 1 drivers do. That is what makes them distinctive. 

“On this event although we pushed the bundle and our drivers too far. We’re placing them in important discomfort and we merely can’t do this once more. 

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Mercedes chief accepts Lewis Hamilton was 'pushed too far' in costly error at Baku

Mercedes admit they’ve pushed Lewis Hamilton ‘too far’ (Picture: Getty)

“Our drivers are usually not the one ones struggling. You’ll see within the media various comets from various drivers who’re equally in discomfort and ache. We’ve got a accountability now to ensure this does not keep on.” 

Hamilton suffered with extreme again ache in Baku as Mercedes’ bouncing points worsened. The seven-time champion was heard screaming to his race engineer throughout the Grand Prix that his again was “killing” him. 

On the finish of the race, Hamilton appeared to wrestle to exit his automotive with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff suggesting he could also be unable to drive in Montreal. Nonetheless, Hamilton has since confirmed he would nonetheless participate on this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix.

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Posting on Instagram, the Mercedes star confirmed he had acquired some therapy from his physio Angela Cullen for his again ache. He mentioned: “[My] again is a bit of sore and bruised however nothing critical fortunately.

“I’ve had acupuncture and physio with Ang and am on the way in which to my staff to work with them on bettering. We’ve got to maintain preventing. No time like the current to drag collectively and we are going to.

“I’ll be there this weekend, wouldn’t miss it for the world. Wishing all people a tremendous day and week.” Final night time, Hamilton posted a picture of him contained in the Mercedes simulator with the caption “again to it”. 


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