‘I Was 100% Open with Them’ - Lewis Hamilton

‘I Was 100% Open with Them’ - Lewis Hamilton

‘I Was 100% Open with Them’ - Lewis Hamilton

The victor of the championship "Formula 1" Grand Prix of Germany became the driver of "Mercedes" Lewis Hamilton (the highest paid pilot "Royal races").

Hamilton later added: "I don't know if you heard the radio after, but I was like, "Guys, that was the most confusing couple of seconds" because they were shouting in my ear, 'No left, no right.' But I think it was still relatively exciting".

'I'm just so grateful for the team and their belief in me.

One of the stewards was Finnish former Ferrari driver Mika Salo, who collected the best result of his career when he finished second for the Italian team at Hockenheim in 1999.

Giving an insight in what he said to the stewards, Hamilton said: "Many times in the past I was in there a lot, but I hardly ever see them now and respect the rules and respect the job that they have to do".

Lewis Hamilton said he does not believe he can repeat his Silverstone heroics by driving through the field to gain a podium finish in Sunday's German Grand Prix.

"What an incredible job from you guys", Hamilton replied.

"When Seb went off I thought now was a good time, but I think the safety vehicle came at a better time for Lewis", Bottas said. "What we saw is that in the previous lap, running wide but completely within the boundaries of what you can do, saw some overload", he said.

"The kart that I had was. really, really old and had been owned by about five different families".

'You always have to believe and I said a long, long prayer before it started, ' Hamilton told Sky Sports. I would never have thought you could do something like that today but I really manifested my dream today.


"Honestly, I've never had a race like this", he admitted. "We wanted to wait until after the race to take a look at it", race director Charlie Whiting explained. "That's what I was best at doing".

Felipe Massa got a drive-through in his final race for Ferrari in Brazil in 2013 for crossing the entry line when he made a stop, while Sergio Perez also received a drive-through in the '12 Monaco GP for what stewards described a "late pit entry and impeding another driver".

At the start of the lap the German had been on track to extend his eight-point lead in the championship by another 13 with Hamilton down in fourth place.

As the rain came thudding down at the Hockenheim ring - near to where Vettel grew up - his judgment seemed to slip away. But after just one lap, the team, fearing the worst on home soil, called off the fight.

Yes, he did not win and gifted 25 points to his chief rival, albeit in tricky conditions as he drove on a track that a mixture of wet and dry, following a rain shower, on slick tyres.

The four-time champion got out of his Ferrari cockpit, and kicked the gravel in utter frustration.

'It's not like tonight I will have difficulties to fall to sleep.

Vettel cannot undo his error, but he can take confidence from the fact he had the race won until that stage.

"That was so positive for me, and that is why I said that love conquers all". A tiny bit too late on the brakes, I locked the rears and I couldn't turn.

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