Post by geoff
Seemed rather stand-offish dismounting the cars in the top-3 area,
in the post-race cool-down room, and during the champagne shower.
Must have been having his period.
And for the podium anthems did he simply reverse his cap rather that
removing it ?
Q: Well done today. Lewis, we'll start at the start as well. Just
how close was it between you and Valtteri and how tough is it to
judge how hard to push against your team-mate? LH: It's always difficult
to judge. But Valtteri did an exceptional
job all weekend and today he was very fair in giving space and after
that he was faultless. So today he truly deserved the win. It was a
great race. It was really cool that we could push as hard as we
could all the way to the end. It was great that the team allowed us
to do that. Also just the team's performance throughout the whole
weekend, the engineers, everyone back at the factory who are just
constantly delivering 100%. This is truly the strongest season we've
ever started with but really deservingly in the sense of just how
hard everyone has worked in the delivery, so really proud to be a
You mentioned the start to the season. That's four straight 1-2s.
Is this also the best form as a team you've produced in the time
that you've been there? LH: I think so, yeah, definitely. Valtteri's
really, clearly stepped
up this year and is really happy in the car and really delivering
and driving fantastically, so it's going to take some really great
performances from both of us to out-perform each other. And that's
how it should be. Hopefully at some stage Ferrari will be in the mix
with us. I think this weekend, I do think they had the performance
to be on the front row with both of their cars. From our data we saw
that Seb didn't get a tow, for example, which is worth four or five
tenths or something, so he probably would have been on pole had he
got that tow and the race would have been maybe more exciting. So,
again, it takes one hundred per cent deliver throughout the weekend,
which we, I think, were as close to that as possible. They're going
to have to pick it up if they want to fight us. Seems very,
very mature to me.
Yeah, after the red mist (or was it sultry gloom) had cleared.