'Hamilton is calm because he knows Mercedes did nothing wrong'

25-10-2021 20:38 | Updated: 26-10-2021 08:14
by GPblog.com
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'Hamilton is calm because he knows Mercedes did nothing wrong'

Former Formula 1 driver Jenson Button believes that Mercedes did nothing wrong during the United States Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton came in much later than Verstappen, causing him to lose a lot of time.

"This is supposed to be a Mercedes track, and Red Bull won", says Button on the website of Sky Sports after the race. "We say that Red Bull is very strong in Mexico but then we look at the straight-line speed of the Mercedes, it's massively fast."

"I think this year has proven that we are surprised pretty much every race we go to so we really don't know who's going to be competitive at the next race, and that's why we love it", the Briton continues.

'Not a very bad race for Mercedes'

Button disagrees with the opinion of others that Mercedes made a strategic mistake by bringing Hamilton in much later than Verstappen. "This still isn't a bad, bad race for Mercedes. Lewis is very calm and I think it's because he knows they did nothing wrong this weekend, they did everything right, it is what it is."

"Whereas in Turkey they obviously made mistakes, lost points, and he was quite angry on team radio." In two weeks time, we will see if Mercedes can challenge Red Bull in Mexico.

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