Hamilton jokes he might as effectively watch his iPad whereas caught in Monza DRS practice · RaceFans

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Lewis Hamilton joked he was pondering of bringing his iPad to observe through the Italian Grand Prix as he expects he’ll spend a lot of it caught behind different automobiles.The Mercedes driver will begin tomorrow’s race from the again of the grid resulting from his penalty for an influence unit change. He certified fifth, 1.3 seconds off pole-winner Charles Leclerc, however mentioned there was no worth in enhancing his lap time given his penalty.

“I felt typically optimistic,” mentioned Hamilton in response to a query from RaceFans. “I acquired essentially the most I may out the automotive.

“I believe there’s nonetheless extra time on the desk, but it surely wouldn’t have put us any larger up. I believe there’s a great couple of tenths there. But it surely was a enjoyable session.”

Hamilton is worried concerning the problem he’ll face making progress from the again of the sphere tomorrow as he expects to change into caught in a queue of drivers utilizing their Drag Discount Methods.

“I used to be behind Valtteri [Bottas] yesterday in observe and I couldn’t catch him nor move him,” he mentioned. “So I hope I don’t get caught tomorrow.

“However I’m imagining tomorrow everybody’s going to be in a DRS practice and it’s simply going to be sitting there and simply ready for technique and tyre degradation and people kinds.”

He believes F1’s official tyre provider Pirelli ought to deliver softer rubber for the race to help overtaking. “They need to deliver just like the softest tyres right here to advertise extra pit stops and stuff. However they preserve bringing these arduous tyres in order that they solely do one. It’s a one-stop straightforward tomorrow, typically and so technique gained’t do an excessive amount of.

“However I hope that there’s Security Automobiles and all these kinds of issues. I’ve been so unlucky with the Security Automobile timings this yr, it might be good to have a pleasant SC providing tomorrow.”

If that doesn’t occur, Hamilton joked he may need to observe his pill as an alternative. “I used to be pondering of simply taking my iPad with me within the race and once I’m within the DRS line simply watch the brand new Recreation of Thrones,” he smiled.

“I’ve stopped watching it as a result of I prefer to binge watch and there’s plenty of adverts in the midst of it on fricking Sky and that’s no good, after which on the finish you’re like ‘I wish to watch the following factor’.”

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