It was an interesting race, although outside the top 10

Lewis Hamilton; photo: Mercedes

The Mercedes team experienced a difficult race in Singapore. In the end, Lewis Hamilton finished ninth at the Marina Bay circuit, with teammate George Russell 14th.

“I think our weekend started off pretty decent and at the end we just didn’t have any luck. No matter how much effort I put in, it just wasn’t possible to overtake. Today, the question was who will post pictures first.”

“The chance to fight Carlos [Сайнц] it went away when i locked the wheels in turn seven. My heart sank, but you pick yourself up and try again. I apologize to the team,” commented Hamilton, who also apologized to his team during the race itself

“It’s a shame we couldn’t get more points. But we keep going, we learn, we’ll be fine. We have a lot to look at from this weekend and I can’t wait for Suzuka.”

Russell was the first driver to risk putting on dry track tires

At first he could barely hold his car, then he stabilized and regretted that his accident with Mick Schumacher happened afterwards.

“I don’t know what happened, we have to review things. I’m disappointed that I didn’t get any points, but I’m glad that at least we solved the brake problems. We showed how fast our car can be. I’m proud of the team because we’re making good progress.”

“Today I received serious confidence that we have a competitive car. It was an interesting race, although outside the top 10. I like the challenges of Singapore, but obviously I want to finish significantly ahead,” added Russell.

Mercedes chief operating officer Andrew Shovlin summed up the race: “Today was one of those races where, in many cases, the bad just got worse.”

“Lewis first dropped Carlos a bit and then he got pushed to the side and his tires went cold in the water. The bigger problem was that he couldn’t get close to other cars without DRS. The front tires weren’t working like people in traffic, which contributed to his locking up.”

“George’s race was equally disappointing. And he struggled through the traffic. In general, we will try to forget this race. We will use the next few days to regroup and prepare for Suzuka,” Shovlin said.

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