Lewis Hamilton shows true colours after being disqualified from US Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton shows his true colors after being disqualified from United States Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton has been disqualified from the United States Grand Prix after a technical violation, which saw him stripped of his P2 position.
Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff are out of the US Grand Prix and moving on, accepting responsibility for their mistakes after a technical violation robbed the Mercedes star of P2 in Texas .
The seven-time world champion closed the gap from seven seconds to two after his final pit stop in Austin, passing McLaren driver Lando Norris for second before closing in on the winner The final race is the Max Verstappen race.
Unfortunately for Hamilton, this performance was meaningless. He and Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc were summoned by management after information that the team’s floor did not comply with FIA technical regulations. Both men were quickly eliminated from the race.
The British star remained upbeat despite the result, insisting:
“Of course it’s disappointing to be eliminated after the race but that doesn’t take away from the progress we’ve made this weekend .”
There were no complaints from Mercedes’ side, however, with principal Wolff saying:
“Setup choices on a sprint weekend are always a challenge when there’s only an hour of free practice fees – and even more so on a track as bumpy as COTA and running the new package.
“In the end, these things don’t matter. Others understood where we were. We were screwed and there was no room in the rules. We need to lead, learn and come back stronger next weekend
This attitude is supported by Andrew Shovlin, Technical Director at the edge of the track, who added:
“Of course, we I was very disappointed when I lost the podium. Unfortunately, this is one of the pitfalls of the sprint format where you have an hour of riding alone before parc ferme.
“Not running with a race fuel load in FP1, combined with a bumpy track like this and the parts of the track where the driver has to put the car on during the Grand Prix, has contributed to the level of wear and tear higher than expected. . We will leave and learn from it, but also take away the positives from our overall experience.
Unfortunately for Hamilton, this disqualification caused a major swing in points in favor of Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in the pair’s battle for P2 in the Drivers’ Championship. The gap had shrunk to just 19 points by the time the checkered flag took place at Circuit of the Americas, but it has now grown to an even more staggering total of 39.

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