“I’m grateful this weekend is finished “– Lewis Hamilton wants to forget the weekend at Monaco, as Mercedes faces humiliating defeat.
Lewis Hamilton had an off day at work, as he finished 7th in a race, while arch-rival Max Verstappen secured a thumping win, and with this, he has taken over the drivers’ championship lead too.
Hamilton, tired of the congestion ahead of him, couldn’t do anything to elevate his position and could only grab seven points, including the fastest lap point, and with this performance, he wants to forget this weekend.
“I don’t have much of a reaction to today’s strategy,” Hamilton said during the post-race media session, which included MotorLat. “If we stayed out longer, maybe Gasly wouldn’t have pitted and we would have an advantage there, but yeah… it’s done.”
“We don’t have an explanation, that’s why we were in the position we were in. This is something we need to look into and try to understand. It wasn’t just the tyres today… I was just stuck behind everyone,” the Briton said.
I Will rewatch the race after a while
Hamilton talking about the points he obtained from the race, he mentioned that he would return to the race and try to spot the mistakes, but after a while only.
“We win and we lose as a team and obviously we cannot take it lightly, yet there is no point in being depressed, We must look at the data, understand what went wrong and aim to be on pole in the next races.”
“I’m grateful this weekend is finished, and I’m grateful we could get some points and the fastest lap. Honestly, I’m just glad this is over. It was a pretty long race, and I will say it times and times again… no matter what position you’re in, this track is just not fun to race on.
“I’m sure for Max it was a pretty chilled afternoon, for me I will just switch off and prepare for Baku,” the Briton said when asked by Motorlat.
“The weekend is done, I will probably re-watch the race…or maybe just the highlights,” he said smiling, “because I need to understand what didn’t go right and to understand where I lost three places.
“Otherwise, I will just focus on something else and get ready for the next Grand Prix,” he concluded.