RACE DEBRIEF

“Driving a fighter jet” is how Lewis Hamilton described driving a lap of high-speed Silverstone in his Mercedes Silver Arrow. And the British star appeared to have his after-burners on as he rocketed through the field after getting spun around by Kimi Raikkonen on the opening lap of Sunday's British Grand Prix.

The incident dropped the Mercedes driver down to P18. But aided by a brace of Safety Cars and some breathless laps around the 5.8km Silverstone track, he brilliantly climbed to second by the chequered flag to stem the points loss to main rival and eventual winner Sebastian Vettel. You can watch every change of position in that flat-out charge above.

Formula One World Championship
"I lost nearly 3kg trying to get back to the top..." - Lewis Hamilton on his Silverstone efforts

Onlookers observed that Hamilton looked angry when he got out of his car at the end of the race, but the British star was quick to clarify his post-race demeanour when asked if he’d felt aggrieved. “Not at all, no,” he said.

“It’s easy for you to sit and watch the race," added Hamilton. "I sweated my arse off in that race. I pushed absolutely 100, 1,000 per cent. Every bit of energy I had. I didn’t have anything left when I came in. People expect you to get out of the car and wave and smile and all that. I gave everything I could, I was struggling to stand.

“It’s so physical nowadays. It’s different when you’re in the lead and can control the pace. I was coming from last. So, I didn’t have much to give at that time and needed to take a deep breath.”

Hamilton later detailed in an Instagram story the extent to which he’d pushed in the race, telling his fans:

“I lost nearly 3kg trying to get back to the top today for you and for my team. I barely had energy to stand let alone talk. If you can’t understand and appreciate that, then I fully understand. However, was nothing to do with anger, literally just exhausted both physically and emotionally. Thank [sic] to everyone for the incredible support this weekend, we win and we lose together! Onwards and upwards.”

  • 河北法院:打造互联网+诉非衔接的人民法庭工作新机制 2019-04-18
  • 网购生鲜食材,冰袋如何处理成难题 2019-04-18
  • Map Out Your Life in Chongqing 2019-04-18
  • 向世界展示中华文化独特魅力 2019-04-17
  • 2018年高考江苏数学试卷及参考答案 2019-04-17
  • 回复@看着就想笑:难道公有制社会主义就不能生存发展吗?事实上公有制会生存发展的更好! 2019-04-17
  • 端午新经济体验无处不在 “指尖端午”玩出新花样 2019-04-17
  • 美国单边主义失道必然寡助 2019-04-16
  • 仰望星空讨生活,低头尘世心幽居 2019-04-16
  • 你家的早餐,问你家做饭的主妇;我家的问我老伴,逐级上报,在新技术支持下,不要十分钟,全国的就出来了。不懂这个,还算是高科技! 2019-04-16
  • 统帅关怀励兵心 矢志强军谋打赢——习近平视察北部战区海军发表的重要讲话在全军和武警部队引起热烈反响 2019-04-15
  • 驻最高检纪检组进一步规范涉案款物管理 2019-04-15
  • 早新闻伊能静产女秦昊晒合影 揭高颜值男神女妆惊艳照 2019-04-14
  • 杨占科:安全生产是企业不可推卸的社会责任 2019-04-14
  • 新时代·新征程十九大精神在基层--安徽频道--人民网 2019-04-13
  • 787| 293| 441| 329| 773| 564| 742| 445| 343| 483|