Lewis Hamilton jokes about watching new Sport of Thrones whereas caught in Monza DRS prepare | F1

Hamilton certified fifth at Monza however is because of begin the race from the again of the grid after taking new energy unit parts.

An absence of straight-line pace has been one among Mercedes’ essential weaknesses in 2022, explaining their 1.4s deficit to Ferrari in qualifying.

Regardless of the lengthy straights at Monza, overtaking isn’t anticipated to be straightforward as a result of DRS not being as highly effective this yr.

Talking after qualifying, Hamilton stated: “I used to be behind Valtteri [Bottas] yesterday in follow and I couldn’t catch him nor move him,” he stated. “So I hope I don’t get caught tomorrow.

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

“I used to be considering of simply taking my iPad with me within the race and once I’m within the DRS line simply watch the brand new Sport of Thrones.

“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 subsequent factor’.”

After difficult for pole and the victory at Zandvoort, Hamilton stated it was no shock to see Mercedes slip again at Monza.

“It was an OK session, it wasn’t my finest session,” he added. “I feel in Zandvoort was fairly good however I feel the automotive was feeling even higher then. I feel naturally right this moment we had been off the tempo however fifth was the perfect I may do. 

“I’m shedding two-tenths within the final sector so finally as a competitor I’m like I want to determine these final couple of corners however nonetheless I’m usually proud of it. I didn’t mess up an excessive amount of. I had one mistake, I feel it was in Q2 however rectified that.

“We had been anticipating it as we noticed it at Spa. It’s the bottom wing downforce degree, that’s the place we appear to be significantly worse than the others however once we go to a circuit like Budapest which is most downforce we’re in a a lot better place.”

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