Lewis Hamilton clearly distinguished himself by racing. © ANSA / Hamad Mohamed / Paul
Lewis Hamilton suffered a lot of pain in Sunday’s Formula 1 race in Baku. Now they are considering resting him for the next Grand Prix.
June 13, 2022
Team boss Toto Wolff said after the Grand Prix in Baku that this was “certainly possible”. Not only does the seven-time world champion have muscle issues from the constant blows he’s currently taking in the cockpit. “It really goes down the spine and it has consequences,” Wolf explained. Really bad hamilton.
Television footage showed the 37-year-old shortly after the end of the race in Baku, apparently struggling to get out of his car. “I can’t really explain the pain you feel there, especially running. In the end you just pray it’s over,” said the Briton. He “grilled his teeth” with headaches and backaches and made it to the end thanks to his adrenaline.
The technical problem is caused by the vehicles that have changed dramatically this season. At high speed, the cars on the strait are pressed to the ground until they briefly touch the asphalt and then pushed again. Drivers are shaken violently frequently.
Hamilton was perhaps the pilot most affected, as team boss Wolff suspects. “The solution could be to have someone in reserve, which we have at every race anyway, so we can make sure our cars are going,” said the Austrian. Mercedes’ alternate drivers are Belgium’s Stoffel Vandoorne and Dutchman Nick de Vries.