Hamilton would possibly ‘watch Sport of Thrones’ if caught in DRS prepare in Italian GP

The Mercedes driver certified fifth at Monza on Saturday however will begin down in nineteenth having taken penalties for an influence unit change.

Hamilton has loved quite a few profitable expenses via the sphere with Mercedes in his F1 profession, however expects “everybody goes to be in a DRS prepare” within the race having struggled to observe and overtake Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas in observe.

“I used to be behind Valtteri yesterday in observe and I could not catch him or move him,” Hamilton mentioned when requested in regards to the DRS impact at Monza this weekend.

“So, I hope I do not get caught tomorrow.

“However I am imagining everybody goes to be in a DRS prepare and it is simply going to be sitting there and ready for technique, tyre degradation to come back tomorrow.

“I used to be fascinated about taking an iPad with me and within the DRS line simply watch the brand new Sport of Thrones [which] is out.”

Mercedes workforce boss Toto Wolff shared Hamilton’s fears, however is assured the velocity of the W13 within the corners and a “intelligent technique” can deliver his driver into the factors on Sunday.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG, in Parc Ferme after Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG, in Parc Ferme after Qualifying

Photograph by: Steven Tee / Motorsport Pictures

“Nicely, he is gonna want the iPad to entertain himself and we will want the iPad to entertain ourselves,” Wolff mentioned.

“I actually hope that it is not the DRS pressure that we worry. However we’ve got a great race automobile that’s going across the corners faster than all of the others and we will play a intelligent technique and produce him again strong within the factors, no matter occurs within the race.

“And it is likely to be advantageous. And he can come all the best way to the entrance, however that is a protracted shot clearly.”

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When requested by Motorsport.com if there was a lot room to play with technique at Monza, Hamilton feels Pirelli’s insistence on bringing more durable compounds makes it an “straightforward” one-stop race and is hopeful of getting “a pleasant SC (security automobile) providing” to assist him.

“They need to deliver the softest tyres right here to advertise extra pitstops and stuff,” he added. “However they maintain bringing these exhausting tyres and you may solely do one.

“It is a one-stop straightforward tomorrow, usually, so technique will not do an excessive amount of.

“However I hope there’s security vehicles and people forms of issues. I have been so unlucky with the security automobile timings this yr. It might be good to have a pleasant SC providing tomorrow.”

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