Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton finished the Sprint Qualifying race in second place as he failed to catch on Max Verstappen. Speaking in the post-race interviews, the British driver expressed the new format is “fun,” and that the sport should do “more of that.”
The Mercedes driver qualified first for today’s Sprint Race but failed to capitalize on his result, as the Red Bull of Verstappen had a better race and claimed the pole position for tomorrow’s Grand Prix.
“I gave it everything today,” Hamilton said. “I’m sorry [to the fans] I wasn’t able to get the win. I hit the target on my start, it’s just not good when you lose from P1, but we’ll try to make it positive tomorrow.
“Tomorrow we’ll fight again but they [Red Bull] are so strong there was nothing I could do to hold onto him [Verstappen]. Their starts are better this year, we lost a bit of performance on the starts today. Losing positions is never good.”
Speaking about the new format tested by Formula 1 this weekend, he said: “It was such a fun thing to have qualifying on a Friday. I don’t know if that was the most exciting race or not, but I think we should do more of that, maybe a bit different.”
Hamilton did not give details on what he would do differently, but will surely speak about the new format in the upcoming hours, and you can get all the information here, on ASN Motorsports.