Lewis Hamilton Explains 16th Place Finish at Grand Prix Qualifiers

Lewis Hamilton reacts to F1 qualifier's performance
Lewis Hamilton reacts to F1 qualifier's performance

The  Saudi Arabian Formula One Grand Prix has been met with a lot of controversies. The F1 drivers had spent most of Friday, March 25th in lengthy talks about the safety of the event after a missile attack on an oil facility, nine miles from the sports track.

The drivers agreed to go on with the tournament despite the security threat.

However, Saturday the 26th  the F1 was met with yet another shock, after Lewis Hamilton, Grand Prix legend was eliminated.

Lewis Hamilton one of the most successful drivers in the history of formula 1  failed to qualify for the first time since 2017. He only managed to finish the race in the 16th position, blaming his shock performance on the under-performing Mercedes.

Hamilton showed remorse in his performance by apologizing to his team.

 "I just apologised to my team," said Hamilton "Everyone works so hard and when you don't deliver for them, it's gutting."

Hamilton further explained his performance may have been as a result of a different car set-up that made it unstable.

"I don't know if that was everything to do with it, but it was very unstable. I don't know what I'm going to be able to do tomorrow, but I'm a long way back. But it's my own fault, I made some set-up changes,” Hamilton told SkySports 

Hamilton made a bolder set-up modification, according to team chief Wolff, and essentially had no back end in the vehicle. He went on to call Mercedes' present performance very unacceptable.

Hamilton has the record of most wins in Formula 1 having had 103 victories and was included in the New Year’s honours list. He was also knighted by the Prince of Wales last year.

Red bull’s Sergio Perez went on to beat Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to take his first Formula 1  pole position at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.