Hamilton and a recovery that counts as a win – News

Four curves and the Lewis Hamilton’s Spanish GP changes face. As a candidate to race in the high positions, why Mercedes managed to last up to Barcelona, ​​detached from the group and to think about strategic retirement plans, to save the power unit.

Luckily the pit wall believed in the comeback, on the occasions always around the corner from the race episodes. The rest Lewis did it, rediscovering desire and determination, supported by a fast W13 and able to recover positions.

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Lewis: We’re back

There was a time, very recent, in which there was hardly any surprise at the sensational recoveries. There was the extraordinary superiority of the Mercedes to lend a hand and partly tarnish the work of Lewis. In Barcelona, ​​a good W13 was the instrument, played by Hamilton to perfection.

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In the end he weighs in fifth place, placing where he started. The 63 laps in between, however, write a whole other story and offer sensations that give soul.

“I am happy that we did not stop, it is the proof that we are not giving up. A race like the one I ran is equal to a victory. It actually feels better than a win when you come back from this far.

Since the last race last year it has been difficult across the board, then experiencing the difficulties we have with the car, regularly undergoing blows, Safety Cars and all sorts of things; we keep coming back to the saddle, to push and never give up. Starting the race with a positive mentality, then having that problem, recovering: it seemed like one of the old races I did. For me this was great.

This year there was bad luck, at a certain point I found myself in no man’s land I didn’t think it was possible to even get back to the riders in front and return to the race“says Lewis.

Now the goal is to win again

The result of Barcelona and, even more, the indications and the feeling had with the updated W13 authorize us to dream of a further recovery. Calls for updates, others, which will arrive, to clear that gap indicated by Toto Wolff in half a second by Ferrari and Red Bull.

“We have made significant progress with the car. The race pace has greatly improved, it is now a pleasant car to drive in the race and it is a great sign that we are going in the right direction.

Without that start I would have been fighting with Red Bulls. This gives me great hope that at some point we will be in the battle for victory. “

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