Turkey’s race left a Lewis Hamilton the classic glass in half, to be analyzed positively or negatively according to the inclinations of each one. The Englishman managed to complete a decent comeback from eleventh to fifth place, but may be dissatisfied with a result that does not reflect the speed shown in dry conditions and for the progress of the race, with the choice of tire change taken in delay and with the failure to use the DRS which would have facilitated his recovery, due to the wet asphalt in Istanbul. All the more so after Max Verstappen’s Russian comeback from the back of the grid to second place, the British champion cannot be entirely satisfied with the result obtained.
In all likelihood, Mercedes had hopes for the podium with Hamilton, after Friday’s replacement of theICE, who handed him the penalty of ten positions on the deployment. The seven-time world champion at the end of the race denied having further fears about the power unit’s strength: “I don’t waste energy on this engine thing. It’s not my job to worry about that part of the car. I let the guys on the team concentrate and think about it. As far as I know it is in good condition, with the first I did six races and the second is equally available. We also have the third e I don’t think it will be necessary to fit a fifth engine“, noted Hamilton a RacingNews365, adding: “Obviously then we do not know what will happen, we cannot predict it“. Recently Toto Wolff explained that the team has heard some “strange noises” on the combustion engine and has not yet identified and fixed the problem, not excluding the possibility of having to mount a fifth ICE on the cars of the Silver Arrows before the end. of the championship.