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Hamilton: "Congratulations to Sainz, they have been very fast for us"

The Mercedes driver made the most of the improvements of the Mercedes W13 and came to challenge Ferrari in the fight for victory at Silverstone, although he finally had to settle for third position on the podium.

Despite having been able to lap very close to Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, Lewis Hamilton was unable to take advantage of the opportunity and was unable to fight for first position, although at one point in the race he led to the euphoria of his fans.

Ultimately, Sainz crossed the checkered flag in first place to claim his first Formula 1 victory, while Hamilton finished behind Red Bull’s Sergio Pérez, who made a remarkable comeback after an unfortunate start.

The seven-time world champion was able to overtake Leclerc to finish third and climb onto the podium after a thrilling battle for the final podium spot.

After the race was over at his home grand prix, Lewis Hamilton explained that his rivals today, Ferrari, had a huge advantage over him.

“I’ve given it my all,” he said. “I tried to follow the Ferraris , but I have to congratulate Carlos [Sainz]. They were too fast for us today.”

“In the end I was in the middle of that battle with, also with Checo [Pérez] .”

“But they were too quick on the straights compared to me. But I’m very, very grateful for the work the whole team has done to get an improvement like that. I think we’ve made another step towards them. So we have to keep pushing.” “, he added.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

Hamilton acknowledged that he gave his all to fight Sergio Perez towards the end of the race, but admits that Red Bull’s top speed advantage, which has been a key feature all season, was the trigger for his defeat. before the Mexican

“I was chasing them, and the pace was great on both sets of tyres.”

“But in the end, it was a bit difficult. Once you have a Red Bull behind you, they are very quick on the straights. So we have to improve some things.”

“But it’s very good news for us to be on the podium. I’m also glad that everyone is safe from the big crash at the start.”

“We’re going to keep pushing. We’re going to keep trying to be the best we can,” concluded the British Mercedes driver.

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