Lewis Hamilton talks about his dramatic comeback in Barcelona for the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver reflected on an F1 race full of twists and turns at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, including a puncture on the first lap having made contact with Magnussen, and a fifth place finish despite radioing in asking to retire the car.
Lewis Hamilton did not have an easy F1 race at the Spanish Grand Prix. The seven-time world champion was sixth on the grid when he collided with Kevin Magnussen (Haas) on the first lap, causing a puncture and demoting him second from last. Hamilton wanted to retire from the race, but his Mercedes team told him to continue. The British driver was right not to stop, as he finished a fine fifth and was voted Driver of the Day.
At the end of the race, Hamilton spoke about his ‘adventures’, including the incident later proven to be Hamilton hitting Kevin Magnussen’s Haas and was more at fault than the Dane. The stewards marked it down as a racing incident and didn’t penalise either driver.
“I’m delighted,” declares the British driver,
“I was obviously hoping for a less eventful race, without the problem at the start,” said Lewis Hamilton, in comments written by Motorsport.com.
“At times like this you just have to get back on track, keep attacking and never give up. A race like that is like a win. It actually feels better than a win when you’ve come so far and been through so much. There was a lot of adversity in this race, starting from so far away”.