Hamilton dodges questions on Abu Dhabi 2021: 'I don't think a lot about it'

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17 November at 11:49
  • GPblog.com

Last year Mercedes had a supreme pace in Abu Dhabi, but Lewis Hamilton does not expect that to be the case again this coming weekend. He thinks the Yas Marina Circuit suits Red Bull Racing and possibly Ferrari better. He says he no longer thinks much about last year's defeat.

Hamilton hopes the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be similar to the race in Brazil, but he is not convinced that Mercedes is the strongest team here either. " I don't believe this track will be our strongest. We think it may suit the others a bit better," he told GPblog and others during the press conference.

Hamilton dodges questions about Abu Dhabi 2021

Asked about the much-discussed final stage of last year's race in Abu Dhabi, Hamilton says he hardly thinks about it. "I don't think a lot about it, I don't have many thoughts on the last race here. I have had many great experiences here in the previous years," the Mercedes driver replied somewhat evasively.

He does say he has had "many ups and downs" at the Yas Marina Circuit, but he says he does not want to dwell on the past anymore. "I am not focused on things that are behind me anymore, I am trying to be the best I can moving forward. I don't look at the past and think what I could've done better," Hamilton said.