“Lewis is feeling tired”– F1 experts disclose that Lewis Hamilton is not being his usual self, and looks immensely tired ahead of the race.
Lewis Hamilton has lost four consecutive races against Red Bull this year, a highly unlikely thing by the Briton in the hybrid era, and it is apparently reflecting in his behaviour.
According to F1 journalists Will Buxton and Lawrence Barretto, Hamilton showed up at Spielberg in a bad mood, as he didn’t want to talk to anyone and looked tired, considering he is coming back to the circuit, where he lost five days ago only.
”Lewis is [feeling tired] as well. He didn’t want to talk and wasn’t all that enthused about it. He was like ‘if it was a different track I’d be excited, but I’m not.’ I struggled to get anything out of him,” Buxton reveals in the Weekend Warm-Up.
”He has also had a tough couple races, so you can’t blame him for that. And he’s not delighted with the second race here,” says Barretto. ”If he had won last weekend, he would be like ‘loving it’ but now he has been in the simulator,” Buxton adds.
Lewis Hamilton hates using simulators, but he used one this week
Hamilton has never shown any fondness for the simulators and is like one of the old guards, who hates to rely on one. But this week, he used it, owing to that he needs every last kilometre in his pace at the Red Bull ring this weekend.
”The fact that he has been in the simulator is interesting. Because he hates that, he never does that. So that suggests that he needs to find every bit of pace. If the simulator can give him that, he has to do it, even if he hates it,” Barretto concludes.