Hamilton depressed “I couldn’t get out no matter how hard I struggled…” Apologize for two costly mistakes / “Final” F1 Singapore GP 2022 | Formula1-Data / F1 information commentary and news bulletin

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who has won the marina bay city course four times in the past in 2009, 2014, and 2017/18, made a big impact on his two mistakes and took advantage of the best qualifying results of the season Finished GP F1 Singapore in 9th place.

Hamilton, who lined up in the second row, third on the grid, allowed Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) in front of him at Turn 1 on the first lap, after which he continued to be hampered by a vault that did not increase his speed.

First, on lap 33, when he was struggling to overtake, approaching Turn 7, he locked his tires and collided head-on with Tech Pro. Damaged the front wing and was forced to make a pit stop.

This mistake dropped him from 3rd to 9th, but today’s race didn’t end there.

With one lap remaining, he ran when he tried to stop Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) who was running in front. I lost my position to Max Verstappen (Red Bull) behind me.

Although he made two mistakes, as winner Sergio Perez (Red Bull) noted, “Everyone seems to underestimate…”, it was so harsh that even the seven-time F1 champion was tripped up under his feet It would be more appropriate to say that the conditions are excellent.

“It was a very bad day. To be honest, it was a pretty bad day,” Hamilton said in a post-race interview, with a hint of disappointment.

sorry for the team

Lewis HamiltonFinal: 9th / Qualifying: 3rd

I thought we had a pretty solid start to the weekend, but in the end it was a real disappointment. No matter how hard I struggled, I couldn’t overtake him.

The focus today was on who would be the first to switch to slicks, and it was supposed to be a match with Carlos (Sainz), and I was aiming for that, but I locked up on the way into Turn 7 and get par. It’s gone.

I’m a little discouraged, but I’m going to pick myself up and try again. I feel sorry for everyone on the team. It’s a shame we couldn’t get more points.

But we learn together and get better. I have a lot to learn from this weekend. I’m looking forward to the next Suzuka.

Sergio Perez (Red Bull) won the last race of the tumultuous GP Round 17 Singapore F1 2022, where six cars were forced to retire. Charles Leclerc finished second, followed by Carlos Sainz and Ferrari on the podium in third.

The next round, the Japanese GP, which will be staged at the Suzuka Circuit, will start with free practice 1 on Friday, October 7th.

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