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.”

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