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“I Was Definitely Worried”- Lewis Hamilton Opens up on His Scary Moment During the Mugello F1 Race

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"I Was Definitely Worried"- Lewis Hamilton Opens up on His Scary Moment During the Mugello F1 Race

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he pushed the brakes to the limit – quite literally. Winning the 90th race of his career, the British driver was at ease in Mugello. In a race that involved crashes and standing restarts, Hamilton can consider himself fortunate on two occasions.

 

Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo during the race | Pool via REUTERS/Miguel Medina

One, because Bottas could not replicate his runaway start at the first restart. And two, because he feared the brakes on his Mercedes W11 were forced so hard that they started ‘smoking’. But as it is often said, fortune favors the brave. Lewis Hamilton, is certainly among the bravest there is.

Lewis Hamilton was worried about the smoke from the brakes

In an interview with the official F1 website, he stated, “I got to the grid and there was a lot of smoke coming and I was definitely worried. I think I saw a flame at one stage, which is not good. Because that burns all the interior of what’s in the upright. Fortunately, the start got under way relatively quickly, and I didn’t have a problem from there on. But it was definitely on the limit.

 

Lewis Hamilton Celebrates His Race Win
Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

Hamilton remained commanding once he had the lead

Any one who witnessed the race live, was also able to see the problem. As he accelerated in the buildup, there were streaks of smoke appearing incessantly from the left front and upright. When the lights went out for the second time, however, Lewis Hamilton caught a handy tow behind Bottas on the straight. After that, he almost quickly sped past Bottas round the outside line. And once Bottas had nearly covered Turn 1, Hamilton continued to speed up and overtook him. Once the move was done, it was all about maintaining the gap over his teammate and managing his tires. That is exactly what followed until the end of the race, with Lewis Hamilton clinching the victory. The gap between himself and Bottas was around 4.88 seconds, which speaks volumes about the way Lewis dominated the race.

Hamilton is currently on track for a record-tying 7th title, with the racing juggernaut moving to Sochi next. It was a successful weekend for him in 2019. But he was not expecting to win that race, with Leclerc securing pole position then. But should his good form carry on, then it is set to be another race win and record for Hamilton.

 

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Giants’ Devonta Freeman believes he still has ‘a lot in the tank’

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Giants’ Devonta Freeman believes he still has ‘a lot in the tank’


Devonta Freeman was in a hotel room outside of Philadelphia watching his potentially soon-to-be Eagles teammates play on television Sunday when the major injury news scrolled across the bottom of the screen. Saquon Barkley’s injury later turned out to be a season-ending ACL tear and the Giants suddenly had a better opportunity to offer Freeman…

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Nuggets’ Jamal Murray stuns NBA Twitter with Michael Jordan-esque layup vs. Lakers

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Nuggets' Jamal Murray stuns NBA Twitter with Michael Jordan-esque layup vs. Lakers

Was Nuggets guard Jamal Murray watching “The Last Dance” prior to Game 4 against the Lakers?

In the second quarter of Thursday night’s Western Conference finals contest, Murray drove right down the middle of the lane and took off toward the rim. He appeared to be in trouble when Lakers forward LeBron James arrived ready to reject Murray’s shot attempt, but the 23-year-old executed a ridiculous up-and-under that brought the Denver crowd — well, it would have brought the Denver crowd to its feet under normal circumstances.

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The spectacular finish made NBA Twitter go crazy, and some even compared Murray’s move to Michael Jordan’s famous lefty layup against the Lakers in the 1991 NBA Finals.

So who did it better: Murray or MJ? Here’s Jordan’s bucket, which is still beautiful on its thousandth view:

And here’s a side-by-side comparison:

Purely on degree of difficulty, Murray wins. He actually had a defender in the way. However, Jordan pulled that off in the NBA Finals on the way to his first championship. That’s part of what makes the moment so iconic.

One thing we can all agree on: Both highlights are really damn cool.

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“Wouldn’t Like to Say What I Think”- Sebastian Vettel Reacts to Stefano Domenicali Becoming F1 CEO

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“Wouldn’t Like to Say What I Think”- Sebastian Vettel Reacts to Stefano Domenicali Becoming F1 CEO

Sebastian Vettel is a 4-time world champion. We can assume that the German has an immense amount of insight in this circus called F1. Although he has been having two tough seasons at Ferrari, his views still hold a lot of weight.

Keeping this in mind, a journalist from Sky Sports asked Vettel about his views on Stefano Domenicali being rumored to replace Chase Carey. The news hasn’t been official yet. However, all the teams are aware.

Sebastian Vettel chooses his words carefully in this interview to avoid any further controversy.

I don’t know. I can’t say anything, can I? Well, I don’t know If he should. I think he knows the sport, he’s been involved for long enough. He’s been part of Ferrari for a long time.”

Though the reporter tries hard to squeeze the words out of him, the German knew better. He smartly dodged the question with a very generic answer.

“He is more than capable of doing that sort of job. Only time will tell. But it will be good to see him back.” replied the German

Read More Who is Stefano Domenicali- The Former Ferrari Boss Set to Become F1 CEO?

Sebastian Vettel plays smart to dodge a controversial question

Failing to crack Vettel up with the Domenicali topic, the reporter embarks into another. He throws at Vettel the question of what shall the future changes in FIA be. To elaborate, he meant what shall the replacement to Carey be looking after to make F1 better.

That’s hard because I don’t have an opinion. But then again, there’s a lot of opinion walking around.” Vettel smartly answered.

I wouldn’t like to say what I think. How can I see the full picture? I can’t, I don’t know what that job is. Obviously, it is easy to say this could be improved, this could be improved. But then you don’t know what else it takes,” the German added.

Vettel also shared his views on the board, choosing the right person for the job. He stressed that this would be important.

I think it is up to the person running the show in the future to decide what is best and obviously; it is the job of the owner to pick that man in charge and hope for things to happen’

What is Vettel hoping for at Sochi?

Finally, regarding his weekend at Sochi, Vettel opened up comfortably. He expressed to qualify at a better position on the grid to have a better chance at racing.

Well, I would like to get into a better groove with the car. Just be able to extract a bit more on Saturday. I think Sunday is alright but races are mostly compromised by the fact that I’m somewhere in the middle of the pack and then it is very difficult to race well from there.

Vettel’s clever replies portray that his foresight is intact. As far as his racing is concerned, we all know we haven’t seen the last of Sebastian Vettel.

Read More Why Sebastian Vettel Backed Out of Buying the Legendary Ferrari F2004

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