Hamilton did not expect a podium in imola, was a surprise

Hamilton did not expect a podium in imola, was a surprise

Lewis Hamilton made a mistake halfway through the race that cost him a lot of time. With the red flag raised by the crash of George Russell and Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton suddenly had a chance of a podium again. A race to catch up followed and the world champion enjoyed it.

Hamilton is honest and tells the FIA press conference press directly that his start was far from perfect. He also congratulated Max Verstappen and Lando Norris with the nice race they had done. “I had a nice battle with Lando at the end. I didn’t expect to be here after I was up against the wall.”

It’s not often that Hamilton has to fight his way back to the podium from midfield, but that’s what made the race so special for the Mercedes driver. He reminisced about his younger years when he was still driving karts and often had to start from behind.

“I loved it! That’s actually how my career started when I was younger. When I was little we had an old kart, so I always started from the back. It brought me back to my roots,” Hamilton revealed. After the red flag Hamilton was ninth, but managed to climb back into second place.

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