Lewis Hamilton blames drinks malfunction for dropping ‘3 kilos’ at French Grand Prix

Seven-time Formulation 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton earned his finest end of the continued F1 2022 season in his three hundredth F1 race, by ending the French Grand Prix 2022 on Sunday in second place. The Mercedes driver certified for the race at P4 on Saturday and gained a spot by overtaking Crimson Bull’s Sergio Perez on Sunday. As Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc crashed out from the lead of the race, Hamilton reached P2 and held the place for the remainder of the race.

After securing his finest end for the season but, Hamilton revealed that his drive to P2 on the Circuit Paul Ricard turned harder after his drinks mechanism failed. Given the sweltering scorching circumstances on the observe, Hamilton couldn’t hold himself hydrated through the 53-lap race and went on to lose a big quantity of weight. “What superb climate we have had, and that was really a troublesome race as a result of my drinks bottle did not work,” Hamilton stated, as reported by Motorsport.

“Reliability is one factor that my group has been superb at, so an enormous congratulations to the group again within the two factories, the group right here who with out them, we could not get this podium, and George did a tremendous job at the moment as nicely. I did not see my weight simply now, however I’d think about [I lost] most likely round three kilos. So yeah, it is sufficient. I am wanting ahead to downing the remainder of this drink…,” Hamilton additional defined.

Maiden double podium for Mercedes in 2022 season

The seven-time World champion make clear the double podium for the group and stated it’s a nice consequence for the group, on condition that they had been considerably off the tempo, in comparison with Crimson Bull and Ferrari. Whereas Hamilton completed 10 seconds behind race winner Max Verstappen, George Russell made an opportunistic transfer to overhaul Sergio Perez within the latter a part of the race and completed third.

Mercedes’ place within the F1 2022 constructors championship factors desk

In the meantime, the P2 end in France was the fourth consecutive podium end for Hamilton, after he returned with P3 leads to Canada, Britain, and Austria. On the identical time, this was the primary time within the season that Mercedes returned with a double podium. Mercedes solidified their place within the F1 2022 constructors championship standings, discovering themselves at third place behind Crimson Bull and Ferarri with 270 factors.

The place do Lewis Hamilton & George Russell stand on the F1 2022 drivers championship?

Talking concerning the Drivers Championship factors desk, Russell sits at fifth behind Carlos Sainz with 143 factors to his title. Hamilton, then again, sits at sixth place with 127 factors. Russell has earned 4 podium finishes to date this 12 months, whereas Hamilton has completed on the rostrum 5 occasions.

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