first_imgAfter winning the pole position, Hamilton from Mercedes maintained the lead after the start of the lead and gradually increased his lead at the head of the entire field.But when Kevin Magnussen parked his car at the entrance to the pit lane and the race management sent a safety car to the track, Mercedes and Hamilton wanted to use it to stop.However, for safety reasons when towing Magnussen’s haas, the race directorate closed the pit lane. However, according to his words, Hamilton did not notice this signaling and drove to the mechanics.Hamilton subsequently received a 10-second stop & go penalty, which he served right after the race restart, which had to be interrupted due to barrier repairs after Charles Leclerc’s impact.Hamilton thus fell to the last place and started the chase, which he finished in seventh place. He also scored a point for the fastest lap.“Honestly, I didn’t see the signs (signaling the closing of the pit lane), so I take responsibility for that. I’ll learn from that. Seventh place and the fastest lap are still good points, considering that I was 26 seconds behind the last and I didn’t think it was possible. Of course, I’m grateful that Max (Verstappen) didn’t get any points today, so it’s not such a loss, “said Hamilton.Bottas failed to startThe second driver of the Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas, had a difficult position from the start. Finn failed to start and dropped to second place in second place. He finally passed the finish line in fifth place.“It was a difficult day. I had a very bad start, in the first round I had several contacts and I thought I had a defect, but it turned out that this is not the case, “said Bottas.“I struggled with a lot of understeer and the car pulled to one side. Then I had a problem with overheating when I was driving in traffic, so I couldn’t do much. Each time I approached another car, I had to slow down again due to overheating or choose a different track on the flat, so I could not drive behind another car.“After the red flag and at the end of the race it was better, but we have to look at a lot of things. Let’s evaluate it and move to Mugello. We should have a good car there, but it will be difficult to overtake. Qualification will therefore be crucial, “added Fin.last_img