Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton took second and third place respectively at the Silverstone GP. McLaren, in addition to the first podium of the season for the 23-year-old Norris, also took fourth place with the Australian Oscar Piastri.
Lewis Hamilton was amazed by McLaren's race speed. He told: "McLaren is a rocket, it has crazy speed. I want to congratulate Lando and the Woking team, who have been my family for a long time. I couldn't keep up, but we made it protagonists of a good battle.
As far as I'm concerned I'm really happy to finish third after starting from seventh position, it means that we did an exceptional job. We were close in turns 13 and 14, then at 15 he escaped, I was missing a bit push on the straight.
I'm still happy, from seventh on the grid to the bottom step, great job, great weekend." On the race, the Mercedes driver said: "It wasn't me who took third place, it was the crowd. Silverstone is the most beautiful race of all, I feel the energy of the people when I race.
I want to congratulate Lando Norris and McLaren: it was my family and that's where I started. It's great to see them so tall and so strong."
Hamilton on the new contract
In the press conference on the eve of the Silverstone GP, in the United Kingdom, all attention was focused on the British star of Mercedes Lewis Hamilton, struggling with the millionaire and thorny contract renewal with his team.Here's what Lewis said: "Happy to be back here, it's the best GP.
Here in my first appearance I had an accident, but I've always dreamed of being able to ride here on the track. And then the first pole, the first win, the crowd.The crowd gives it an extra push, it almost seems like they are sailing with their energy.
Bans, caps, chants… crazy force coming out of every corner. Here we have a new front wing, not a huge package but we hope to go in the direction right with these small steps.Whether performance can affect the renewal? Before the end of the season the negotiation will be concluded for my renewal.
I still have complete faith in the team. We need to work to get where we want as a team, but the updates are there and I will give everything."
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