Lewis Hamilton spoke about his feelings after his sixth place finish at the Miami Formula 1 Grand Prix, just behind his Mercedes AMG F1 team-mate George Russell.
Lewis Hamilton finished the Formula One race one place behind his Mercedes team-mate George Russell. As in Saudi Arabia, Australia and Italy, the younger British driver took the lead, this time in Miami. The 24-year-old started the race with “hard” tyres, on the advice of Mercedes, in order to last longer on the circuit. A choice that paid off as Russell finished in 5th place, just ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
“George did a great job in the first stint” conceded Hamilton.
The seven-time Formula One World Champion paid tribute to George Russell after the race, focusing any praise on the decision to start the race on the hardest tyre.
“We took points for the team, we have to be happy with that and move on,” Hamilton said,
“I was unlucky with the safety car and I hope for a return of fortune soon. George did a great job in the first stint and in retrospect the hard tyre was probably the best for the race.
“On the overtake I was a spectator but George was great, very fair, and with my worn tyres I couldn’t do much,” Hamilton said.