“I appreciate the great support”– Lewis Hamilton responds to fans booing him at Hungary; claims their actions makes him stronger.
Lewis Hamilton bagged his 101st pole position after beating Max Verstappen by four-tenths of a second, showing the huge disparity between the two teams in Hungary.
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Though the Q3 of Hamilton and Verstappen started a dramatic start, where the seven-time world champion was going out on the track super-slow, the problem was, it blocked Verstappen’s way ahead.
However, Red Bull didn’t give any aggressive response during the post-qualifying interview, unlike their reaction to the British GP, but it surely triggered the fans supporting Verstappen in the stands.
After the qualifying, while Hamilton came onto give his interview, he was severely booed, but it only ended up giving a savage response by Hamilton.
“It was an amazing qualifying lap that last one. It has been amazing teamwork from everyone this weekend, Valtteri included. Trying to push the car forwards and developing constantly.
“It has been amazing to see everyone come together, rallying up and pushing forward. It’s definitely great having a lockout for our team,” he added.
“I appreciate the great support I have here. Honestly, I’ve never actually felt so great with the booing, if anything it just fuels me. So I don’t really mind it.”
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It’s a Mercedes race, probably.
The Brackley based team looked dominating throughout the weekend, dominating the two free practice sessions out of three and then forcing Red Bull to start Q2 with soft tyres, which means they will have to start the race with them on Sunday.
The soft tyres are less sustainable during the race, and a driver needs to pit early despite the pace advantage it gives to a driver. Meanwhile, Mercedes will start the race with medium compound tyres.
Overall, Mercedes seems strategically stronger ahead of the race on Sunday.