Aston Martin backup driver Nico Hulkenberg says Hamilton’s performance was sensational at the last race to drive for the Qatar Grand Prix. The German touched the bosses of both teams as he praised both drivers for their composure as the teams spoke to them.
The seven-time world champion is back on the winning track. Hamilton tied two wins in a row with a win on the Losail track. Previously, the same was done by his biggest competitor in the title fight, Max Verstappen, who climbed to the top of the podium in Austin, and after that in Mexico.
The driver of the Mercedes retaliated with the same measure because he was the one who stood at the top of the podium in Interlagos, and for a week on the new track in the Formula 1 calendar - Losail - Qatar GP. All of this resulted in the Mercedes driver getting closer to the Red Bull driver by eight points behind, and by the end of the season, there were only two races left: Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.
Nico Hulkenberg presented his vision of the last race from Qatar for Servus TV program: Sport und Talk. The German praised Hamilton for his performance and the opinion that it could be the answer from Brazil because he had a difficult racing weekend there - which gave him motivation for Losail.
"Perhaps Lewis was further encouraged by a difficult weekend in Brazil. It was Lewis' sensational performance, without a mistake, "said Hulkenberg. "Psychology plays a role in that," said the Formula 1 reserve driver.
Commenting on the somewhat hurried team (radio connection) calls between Red Bull and Mercedes, the Hulk praised Hamilton and Verstappen. "Come on, these guys aren't nervous, those were normal things in the race.
Lewis is not nervous, he is fighting for his eighth title, and Max is actually pure madness, how cool it is in his first fight for the title. " The German driver touched on a verbal duel between team bosses Toto Wolff and Christian Horner: “It’s not about the money.
It's about everything! They put so much energy and work into the title fight there. " Nico eventually referred to Max Verstappen and the five-seat penalty he received for disobeying double yellow flags. “It shows the humanity and greatness that Max went to the referees and took pictures with them.
Understandably, Max went through this in practice." "The car was on the right, the referee on the left. The man (driver) continued on his own initiative, although the race organizers no longer showed yellow (flags), ”Hulkenberg concluded.