Lewis Hamilton was in a dejected mood in Jeddah on Saturday evening after setting only eighth fastest time in qualifying.
Lewis Hamilton set the eighth fastest time in qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The seven-time Formula 1 world champion will start seventh on Sunday due to a penalty from Charles Leclerc.
This performance did not really seem to please the Mercedes driver at the end of Q3. Hamilton finished a full second from pole position signed by Sergio Pérez.
Bravo to Red Bull, they have done an exceptional job with their new carhe responded. We just need to focus on ourselves and find the achievement to challenge them one day…”
“You know… I really tried my best in this qualifying session, but I still finished one second behind. I don’t know… I’m just going to try to come back on Sunday in a better frame of mind and do even better in the race. »
“The car is just in place. George (Russell, third on the starting grid, editor’s note) did a great job, he’s on the second line there. The car has potential, but I don’t feel connected to this car. No matter what I do, no matter what I change, I can’t trust her. I’m a bit lost with this” concluded Hamilton, a little disoriented.