Lewis Hamilton was able to drive to victory on the Losail International Circuit quite easily. “It was quite lonely up front,” the Briton admits after the race. Mercedes and Hamilton were able to catch up in Brazil and Qatar in the title fight with Max Verstappen.
“We really needed those points, this is a very good result from the team,” Hamilton continues. A two-stop was ultimately the best choice for the title contenders, although not every driver had the luxury of taking a free pit stop. As a result, we saw a chaotic final phase with a number of blowouts, including one at Valtteri Bottas.
“I can’t wait to see the replay and see what happened behind me. I don’t understand why the tires went off. I’m very grateful for the points here, what a year. Winning twice in a row feels very good , this is a nice step into the next two races.”
Hamilton very motivated
Hamilton is not only busy with the title fight on the circuit. The reigning world champion also trains hard between the races, and he notices this. “Everything feels good. I am very happy with the car and I feel fitter than ever. This is very positive.”
With only eight points difference from Hamilton, Verstappen still leads the world championship. However, the Mercedes car seems to have something to do with the final races of the season. Hamilton is ready for the final two races in the 2021 battle. “Bring on the last two!”