Lewis Hamilton was so confused after his disappointing 10th place finish that he asked his team a curious question
Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has “a lot of work to do” after his lackluster performance in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The Mercedes Formula 1 driver finished tenth at the Jeddah circuit, good for one point in the world championship. Though he didn’t know it himself.
Vincent Van Genechten
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“I got the most out of it, there was nothing more in it. It is what it is and I now know that I am quite short of speed,” said the Briton.
Hamilton experienced his worst qualifying since the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday. He retired after the first session and had to start the race on Sunday from 15th place. The Briton managed to move up a few positions and was even sixth for a while, but after his only pit stop he fell back and was only in tenth place.
“It wasn’t all that great, but we have to keep going,” said the seven-time world champion, who finished five places behind his teammate George Russell. His worst result since 2012, outside of last season’s 15th place in Azerbaijan, when he braked incorrectly and went off track after a restart.
Which also immediately caused a special moment when Hamilton crossed the finish line. “Do I actually get points for this?”, the Briton asked the team management.
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