Lewis Hamilton has endured a very disappointing weekend in Germany as he was forced to retire from the German Grand Prix. Already at the start of the race, he got a puncture in his tire and though his team advised him to retire immediately, he decided to go through with the race. However, problems with the rear of his McLaren made him retire anyway.
Hamilton: “My second-lap puncture was incredibly unfortunate: there was debris scattered across the full width of the track and I did not have any option other than to drive straight through it. What is more frustrating is that, at the time, I was the eighth car through; so to be the one to get the puncture is just cruel luck. It was immediately clear that my car did not feel the same after the puncture. However, after a few laps, I was able to adapt my driving style and the car had good pace during the middle stint. However, with the damage to the rear, I think we were lucky to get that far, to be honest.”
After his second pit stop, Hamilton was able to un-lap himself from Sebastian Vettel after he rejoined the track. He is said to be looking forward to the Hungarian Grand Prix as the car proved to be rather competitive.
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