Brackley, England: Mercedes Team racer, Lewis Hamilton admits that he is disappointed with the team’s performance during the 2018 Formula One (F1) opening series at Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne, Australia last week. Because he felt his defeat was not separated from the role of his team in terms of communication.
In the race, The Boss, Hamilton’s nickname, he must recognize the benefits of his main rivals this season, Sebastian Vettel. Scuderia Ferrari driver who emerged as the winner is also cannot be separated from the mistakes of Hamilton in the opening race series.
Hamilton, who led the race early in the lap, did not realize that his position was overtaken by Vettel who was in the third position. Although not implied by eye, but it is seen when the German racer entered the pit lane.
Unexpected scenario occurs when Hamilton who had already entered the pit lane failed to stem the late of Vettel to make a pit stop. After entering the pit lane, Hamilton had to settle for being second behind Vettel who has not made tire changes.
Indeed, Hamilton was still leading the race, if later Vettel entered the pit lane. But what happens, on the lap of 24 there is a safety car caused by the cessation of racer Tim Haas Racing Romain Grosjean in the middle of the track. The incident coincided with Vettel who was leading the race but was in the pit lane.
While Hamilton who was still on the track exposed to safety car that made he should be slowed down his car. As the result, when Vettel out of the pit lane, the 32-year-old racer was surprised when his rival could appear in front.
This thing also continued to effect until the race ends and The Boss must be satisfied to finish in the second position. As if not satisfied, Hamilton blamed his team. Because none of the team who told about the conditions on the track when there is a safety car. So, at that time Hamilton didn’t know how the situation was because his team didn’t inform him about the situation.
“If the team gives me additional data, I can extend the gap. But they can not give me a definite reason why this happened, so I can not say what I feel about it, “said Hamilton, quoting from Marca.
“If someone tells you one thing, you will definitely think of doing something. But it can not be done, “he concluded.
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