Lewis Hamilton: Qualifying| Interview| What happened to 


Sir Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE HonFREng is a British racing driver currently competing in Formula One for Mercedes. In Formula One, Hamilton has won a joint-record seven World Drivers’ Championship titles, and holds the records for the most wins, pole positions, and podium finishes, among others.

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Lewis Hamilton: Qualifying| Interview| What happened to 


Hamilton and Russell were both dumped out of Q2 after Carlos Sainz’s crash brought out a red flag, which subsequently allowed rain to pepper the track. The pair had only just made it through Q1 by the skin of their teeth after a mad scramble to claw themselves out of the bottom five. 

The unfortunate end to Q2 capped off a dismal start to the race weekend for the Silver Arrows, and Wolff appears to be feeling the pressure.

After Hamilton got out of the car with P13 rubber-stamped for Saturday’s qualifying sprint, camera footage showed the team principal in a heated exchange with the seven-time world champion. 


However, in the hybrid era it was unprecedented, and thus 11th place for George Russell and 13th for Lewis Hamilton came as a shock to everyone in the team.

As Hamilton’s radio messages made clear it was simply a case of the team struggling to get temperature into its tyres on a cold and damp afternoon that was constantly interrupted by red flags.

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Lewis Hamilton: Qualifying| Interview| What happened to 

“As I said, we still need to understand why we can’t match some of the mid-grid teams, even. We know Red Bull and Ferrari have got more downforce right now. But we should be able to perform in the same position that we’re racing, which is realistically third-quickest team.”

Shovlin noted that the team had no issue with Pirelli’s wet and intermediate tyres, which the teams had limited knowledge of until Imola, aside from some running on an artificially-soaked track in Barcelona testing. Despite the change of size, they behave similarly to their predecessors.