Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton are going downhill and without brakes… in the direction of its third consecutive title. It is the major conclusion that can be drawn from a Grand Prix of Germany in which the German mark, once more, claimed in the house of its absolute superiority in performance over the rest of the teams, and in which the three-time british gave a knock on effect greatly increasing your advantage with Nico Rosberg.
Hamilton took the lead at the start and never looked back. Stops perfect, a pace calculator and the peace of mind that comes from having 7 tenths per lap advantage were their tricks to get its fourth consecutive victory, the sixth in the last seven races. Not even a Red Bull with superblandos new as Daniel Ricciardo meant a big headache for a Hamilton who finished the race with soft used.
On the podium, Hamilton showed relieved by have been able to amend his error in classification, and for having been able to turn the situation in the championship of the face of the final part of the season:
“Not expected to be as strong as I have been today. I have had a great start, we have been working very hard to get better and more consistently, and has clearly been worth it. I Knew I had the pace, I worked the tyres well and I was never threatened by those behind“.
“I Am very happy today, especially after yesterday. When I fail, knowing by 23 years of experience that I could have done better, I fustigo quite. Today, I have the feeling the opposite: I’ve given up on the form that I was supposed to. It is great to arrive at the stop at a point so high. I came to be at 43 points, so being able to flip the difference in that way is great”.
“I was surprised that I penalized”
a Lot more down, Rosberg was walking away from his car and the podium. The German he mortgaged his options of victory in a bad output, which yielded three positions. Threw in the towel, and the strategy and a daring overtaking Max Verstappen he returned to second place, but the subsequent penalty of 5 seconds for this manoeuvre and a slow pit stop he sentenced her entire battle.
The fourth place knows little to Rosberg, looks like Hamilton has already built an advantage of 19 points. Declared himself surprised by the penalty, and that he intends to come back with more momentum in four weeks:
“I’ve skated a lot in the output, which was strange because my exit on the formation lap was good. I was glad to be able to recover to second place after a tough battle with Max, and I was surprised that I penalized. in Addition, we lost a lot of time in the pits, so many things have gone wrong at the end. The penalty made me impossible to beat the Red Bull”.
“In general, I have not felt so comfortable in the car as in the past, especially with the rear wheels, I had some problems with them today. Has been a tough day and disappointing for me. I have to head down and see what has gone wrong with my engineers. I want to come back stronger from the break of summer”.