Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton was forced to settle for fourth place following the Grand Prix of Russia.
Lewis stated that it was not able to find the right balance W08 Sochi Autodrom, and his race was ruined problems with the overheating of the car.
“I don’t remember when was the last time a weekend was so hard for me. It was like what happened in Baku [in 2016], – admitted the Briton. – I was not fast enough. I was not able to configure the machine so that she was comfortable to manage.
In the race the car was overheating, so I had to settle for fourth place.
The struggle ended for me very early because I couldn’t keep up the pace of the leaders. Maybe I had a chance to force a battle Kimi, but the car constantly overheated.
I’m sure after the Grand Prix of Russia, we will conduct detailed analysis and study of the situation. At least I managed to score points for the team.”
In addition, he also congratulated his teammate Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas with the debut victory.
“Congratulations to Valtteri, added Lewis. – He did a fantastic job and deserved this victory. He was fast throughout the weekend. Great work and a great result for the team.”
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