Lewis Hamilton has revealed that issues with the engine temperature did not allow him to compete for the Australian GP podium.

Hamilton finished the race in Melbourne 4th, right behind his teammate George Russell. He stated that he could have fought for P3 if the engine had not overheated.

“George did a great job today. He had great pace and he’s been so solid during these three races,” Hamilton told Sky Sports.

“I got to see a bit of the battle of him racing Perez and I wish I could have been in it, but we’ll take these points and we’ll keep pushing.

“I couldn’t fight for third because the engine was overheating, so I had to back off. I just had to sit behind.

“But, you know, as I said, we bagged as many points as we could as a team and that’s great.”

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