Hamilton: "It's the first time I've made a mistake in a long time"

18-04-2021 16:14 | Updated: 18-04-2021 16:54
Hamilton: It's the first time I've made a mistake in a long time

Lewis Hamilton defied all odds today finishing second at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, after almost crashing out midway through the race. Despite the success from a challenging race, the Mercedes driver was still looking at where he can improve.

"On my side, it was not the greatest days, it's the first time I've made a mistake in a long time. But I'm grateful I was able to bring the car home today," he explained after the race. 

"There was only one dry line, and I guess I was in too much of a hurry to get by everyone. I came to the inside and I could see it was wet and I was trying to stop, but the thing wouldn't stop and it sent me off."

Hamilton always looking at the positives

Although he was not a race winner, Hamilton congratulated those on the podium with him. "Congratulations to Max, he did a fantastic job today - just solid work from him. And also to Lando, what an awesome job and it's so good to see McLaren back up there."

In the end, championship points were earned. "I'm really really grateful we were able to get going again and to get some points for the team was really important today."

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