Lewis Hamilton can regain the lead in the World Cup this weekend in Russia. The British driver knows that rival Max Verstappen will start from the back.
The difference between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton is only five points. With the Dutchman starting from the last row, Hamilton has a golden opportunity to turn his backlog into a lead.
“It doesn’t change anything for me right away. We have to do our thing and stay focused. This season, reliability is a challenge for everyone. It’s a shame for him, but we have to try to take maximum advantage of it. A double win would be spectacular.” Hamilton reacts to Verstappen’s grid penalty.
Mercedes came out strong on Friday and dominated both practices. Hamilton is therefore very satisfied: “It seems that we started in the right way. We always try to improve, but the first run in the first session was the best. Since then we have made adjustments, but they did not make it.” more as good as that one run.”
“However, it was a good session when we look at the pace. We still have some work to do, especially for our longer runs. It will rain a lot on Saturday and that will make it difficult. It will be a wet day and it will be interesting what we do.” in terms of set-up, because it will be dry on Sunday.”
The teams are not allowed to make any further changes to their cars after qualifying. As a result, it will be important to choose a set-up that performs well during both a wet qualifying and a dry race.