Another round of boos for Hamilton: "Today was definitely tough".

01-08-2021 16:28
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Another round of boos for Hamilton: Today was definitely tough.

Lewis Hamilton had a tough day with a lot of overtaking to do. The Briton was the only one who stayed out on the intermediates during the restart and was the very last one to return to the track. After a lot of overtaking he still ended up on the podium. A third place was the end result.

"First of all congratulations to Alpine and Ocon! I'm very happy for him. Great to see Aston Martin up there from the front as well," said Hamilton, stoically thanking the fans in attendance. "There was a great crowd again this weekend, thank you all for being there."

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The new world championship leader continued, "Today was definitely tough. We always make it difficult for ourselves. We were the only ones on the grid at the restart, we have to learn from that. I gave everything and I had nothing left at the end."

Where exactly did things go wrong for Hamilton and Mercedes? "I told the team what the tarmac was like, but they said rain was coming and then I saw everyone diving in, but oh well," the Briton concludes.

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