A disastrous qualification because it didn’t happen long ago in 2009. In Jeddah Lewis Hamilton was eliminated in the first quartera sign of a profound technical crisis that Mercedes faced at the start of the season that goes far beyond the aerodynamics and power of the single-seater Anglo-German.
The seven-time world champion bet on a A different balance than that of George Russell, failed to make the tires run well and significantly improved his times compared to his last free practice session. calendar? A virtually non-renewable car and 16th on the grid, which later became 14th thanks to Ricciardo’s penalty and Schumacher’s loss after the violent explosion in Q2.
For this, Lewis and the team will evaluateOption to radically change its W13 settingthus agreeing to Starting from the pit lane To play for greater chances of recovery and at least focus on the points area. On top of that, the Briton will keep themselves off any starting risks at a tricky circuit like the Saudi Circuit, which last year gave a lot of fireworks especially in the first restart after the red flag.
The confirmation came directly from the Mercedes team principal, Toto wolfwho referred to how Hamilton’s experiment “A set that turned out to be worse than Russell’s, resulting in no backhand grip.”
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