Lewis Hamilton has revealed the reason for his poor start in Sprint Qualifying.
Why it matters: Hamilton had a bad getaway and dropped down from 2nd to 5th.
- The Mercedes driver believes McLaren has the best straight-line speed.
What he had to say:
- “The McLarens are the quickest on the straights, and I just couldn’t get close enough to then capitalise on the straight line.
- “They were just as fast [as me] on the straights, if not faster. So the start was just, broke away, [got] traction, subtle, like 2mm too deep with the clutch paddle and [had] wheelspin. That’s it.”