Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Hamilton rewards Mercedes with epic win in Germany

Walking back to unhappiness Lewis Hamilton walks through the pit lane after he was forced to abandon qualifying on Saturday Formula 1 German Grand Prix start time, TV channel and odds
Domingo Copeland | 26 July, 2018, 16:16

Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff expressed sympathy for Vettel, noting how quickly fortunes can change in Formula One.

Hamilton started only 14th after a mechanical failure in qualifying, but took the chequered flag at Hockenheim following a dramatic conclusion sparked by a rain shower, and Vettel's jaw-dropping crash.

It was Hamilton's fourth win this year and the 66th of his career, the triumph lifting him to the top of the drivers' title race and putting Mercedes back on top of the constructors' championship.

Hamilton is now locked in a title battle with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and his title defence suffered a blow at Hockenheim as he was forced to pull over with a loss of hydraulic pressure at the end of the first qualifying segment.

"I saw there was leaking oil and I knew that I had to stop and let the marshals put the auto away somewhere".

Asked by Sky if the kerb strike had caused the problem, Hamilton said: "No, we use the kerb the same every lap". "You have to turn all your positive energy to try and make something out of it". It never feels good when you face adversity.

The four-time world champion's chances of finishing as the victor were incredibly slim after a disastrous qualifying left him with major work to do.

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Valtteri Bottas started and finished second on a great day for Mercedes, with Kimi Raikkonen taking third on a bad one for Ferrari.

"I respect the rules and I respect the job that they have to do. I had it in my hands - small mistake, big disappointment".

"It was really confusing because they were all panicking on the pit wall, I was probably the only relaxed one", he said. "I'm 100 per cent sure that the ultras worked better".

Sebastian Vettel looks dismayed after sliding out. The team was anxious not to lose the result after such an eventful race but would not impose further orders on Bottas.

"Miracles do happen, mate", Hamilton's race engineer Pete Bonnington told him over the radio after a slow-burner that turned into one of the great comebacks of the Briton's already stellar career.

"From my side, no hard feelings on the call", he said. "When we took the decision in favour of Valtteri for 2019, it wasn't just about his undoubted speed and work ethic, but also a question of character".

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