Hamilton drove a "champion's race" in Monaco

29-05-2019 09:24
by Joseph Tyrrell
Hamilton drove a champion's race in Monaco

It was a dramatic win for Lewis Hamilton at the Monaco Grand Prix and Martin Brundle believes the Brit droves "a champion's race" as he held off the challengers despite having considerable tyre problems.

Hamilton secured his fourth win of the season in the Principality but it didn't come without its issues. The 5 times World Champion survived 65 laps on medium tyres after he pitted during the safety car. With all of his rivals on the hard tyres, Hamilton suffered during the latter stages of the race but hung on for the win despite being seriously concerned on the radio.

Brundle was full of praise for Hamilton in his column for Sky Sports and joked about Hamilton's complaints to his team.

"Lewis Hamilton drove a champion's race, even if it was difficult to feel full sympathy with his constant radio calls decrying his team's choice of fitting medium compound tyres at the one and only safety car-generated pitstop on lap 11.

"In fact, at one point I convinced myself he must be trying to dupe the opposition.

"I don't easily recall an incident where an engineer's radio call to the driver had to be bleeped due to bad language, but it will surely be Lewis's man Pete Bonnington who finally breaks," Brundle said of Hamilton's engineer Pete Bonnington.

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