Lewis Hamilton’s victory and seventh world title were brought by the chaotic Turkish Grand Prix. Mercedes raced 10th this year and 94th in their careers in Formula 1, followed by Sergio Pérez in second, saving Racing Point’s honor, and in third place, racing with Ferrari with Sebastian Vettel, who returned to the podium after more than a year. .
Former Formula One driver Martin Brundle spoke to the podium after the knockout.
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes, 1.):
- The seventh world championship from: “I can not find the words. First of all, I would like to start by thanking everyone: those who are here with us and those who work in the factory. I couldn’t be here if I didn’t join this team. This adventure is quite monumental. I’m very proud. I would also like to thank my family. When we were young and watching the tournaments, we saw Michael win the championship titles in a row. One, two and three – that was hard to comprehend. Na, but seven ?! Imaginable!
But that’s what we’ve always dreamed of, but now I’ve surpassed my wildest dreams. And this is very important for children: to dream of the impossible! You have to work for it, chase it, but the point is to never give up. I feel like I’m just starting out, I’m in great shape physically. It was a challenge this year, I don’t even know I bridged, but with the help of the people around me, I managed to stay focused throughout.
I hope we have a better year next year, I really want to stay. I think we still have work to do here, we have just started working to make ourselves accountable. I want to help Formula 1, Mercedes, in this adventure. ”
- About the Turkish Grand Prix: “I thought the race was going to slip out of my fingers, but I still believed. Then I picked up the pace at certain points. That’s what I did. ”
- About the strategy: “I lost a world title in the pit lane. I learned from 2007, that’s for sure. I felt like I could keep it under control, and I also anticipated what would happen if it rained. ”
Sergio Pérez (Racing Point, 2.): “I told my team on the radio, if I had to spend another lap on these tires, they would have exploded! Towards the end, the vibration was already awful. However, this was how I managed to secure my race, but Lewis was too strong. It was a chaotic race, but we closed with a strong result. The team did a fantastic job with the strategy during the competition. ”
“I didn’t see anything in my mirrors” Max Verstappen addedOin connection with “It was all water vapor, my engineer told me the differences. Suddenly I saw so much of the whole thing that Max turns wide and disappears.” Turning to the last round of battle, he said: “And in Charles’s case, I wasn’t aware he was that close to me. A good little battle ensued for the last lap who is among us. I was ahead in turn 10 and I was back in turn 12. ”
Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari, 3.): “It was hard, it was long, but it was great fun. My first nail was very good, I only found myself in fourth place once. I felt good on the extreme rain tires, then when we switched to intermediates, it was a little harder at the beginning, but towards the end we found the pace again. The last lap was very hard. To some surprise, I managed to catch the podium, which of course I’m very happy about. It was a very enjoyable race in extremely tricky conditions. I would have liked to put on the dry tires at the end, I think we could have had a chance to win. But I’m also happy for third place. “