Levis Hamilton He finished second in the Australian Grand Prix. However, the British He did not feel comfortable in that position on the podium. Defender of the title was taken over by his partner Mercedes Valtteri Bottas in the first meter and could not hold the first place. Especially after the five-time world champion was considered "early".
With Bottas a few seconds ahead and with Sebastian Vettel as a reference (Ferrari followed him), Mercedes played his cards for visiting the cave and replacing the tire. First, the 15th turn, the German entered. And immediately they sent Hamilton into custody for the middle compounds. However, The Englishman did not like the decision of his team.
"Why did they make me stop so early?", protested the British from the cabin, when he passed the 23rd round and was behind Mac Verstappen (Red Bull) and Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), who have not stopped yet. And in front of everyone, 32 seconds behind Hamilton, Bottas led the way and was just about to go through the pits.
Levis Hamilton raises the trophy for second place at the Australian Grand Prix. (AP)
The problem is, according to the same driver, that he has entered the first part of the race to take care of tires in the last laps. "Tires they had 10 more circles than others, no there was a chance to get the fastest lap, "Hamilton replied after the race when they were asked if there was a chance to keep the extra point given to the owner of the fastest round.
The accident did not end. "It was a good weekend for the team, they all did a great job. Let's talk to the engineers, I'm a little frustrated, " she was unloaded when she was referred to the podium, in which she took her second step ahead of Verstappen and behind Bottas.