Lewis Hamilton says he feels no pressure in the title fight with Max Verstappen. The Mercedes driver is disappointed with the loss of points in Turkey, but emphasizes that the damage has been limited.
After the Turkish Grand Prix, where Max Verstappen finished second, Lewis Hamilton had to give up the lead in the World Cup to the Dutchman. The Mercedes driver crossed the finish line in fifth and is now six points behind Verstappen. With only a handful of races to go, the title race looks set to be extremely exciting. Hamilton says he is not bothered by the heated battle with the Red Bull driver.
“I don’t feel any pressure at all, I’m completely relaxed,” Hamilton told various media after the Turkish GP. The reigning world champion has to admit that he hoped for a better result during the race at Istanbul Park. “I just don’t like to lose points, but that’s the way it was. I did everything I could.”
Hamilton hopes for revenge in the United States. The Circuit Of The Americas has always been good for the Brit. With six victories on the track in Austin, he seems to be the big favorite. In addition, the W12 car from Mercedes seems to be just a bit faster than the RB16B of Verstappen and Red Bull. “If the car stays as fast as in the last race, then that’s good for us,” Hamilton expects.