F1 Sensation Lewis Hamilton Takes Relaxed Ride Towards 5th Title
Lewis Hamilton is taking a relaxed ride towards his likely fifth drivers world title and hopes his carefully rebuilt Mercedes car will carry him to victory in Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix. After a chastening defeat by a resurgent Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari in last weekend’s United States Grand Prix, Mercedes discovered cross-weight imbalances that had hampered Hamilton’s progress in Texas. “They took the car apart and when they put it together, it was imbalanced with a massive cross-weight in the order of 50 kg – if we hadn’t had that problem, it would have been a different race,” he said.
The four-time champion spoke last fortnight in Mexico City that he faced a fierce scrap with both Ferrari and Red Bull at the high altitude (2,200 metres) Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. His car had been reassembled on Sunday morning in Austin to change the water pumps.