Hamilton puts second place in perspective: 'I’m really happy with today’s result'

20-06-2021 20:17 | Updated: 20-06-2021 21:44
by GPblog.com
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Hamilton puts second place in perspective: 'I’m really happy with today’s result'

Lewis Hamilton was in the lead for quite some time but proved to be too slow to beat Max Verstappen who ran the better strategy. 

Hamilton compliments Verstappen at the press conference Verstappen for his good performance. "They just had better strength all weekend and just considering that we had such a difficult Friday I’m really happy with today’s result. Of course we didn’t win and we were in the lead but I had no tyres left at the end and unfortunately lost the position."

The English driver believes Mercedes must work hard in the coming days to improve themselves. "Yeah, we’ve got to find some pace, that's for sure. Most of the time we lost today was just on the straights. We’ve definitely got to dig deep, try to find out what that is – whether it’s power or drag. But we’ve still got a good package. I’m not really sure how we lost position today."

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