“It also goes up and down a bit and there are bumps there. I can’t imagine that the Mercedes will do great there.”
Hamilton looked on course to challenge for his second win in Azerbaijan last year after Max Verstappen suffered a tyre blowout. The British racing superstar started behind Sergio Perez on the standing restart and attempted a move into the first corner, but locked up as he skidded off into the escape road.
He ended up dropping to last and was unable to make up any ground in time before the end to finish in the points. It ended up being Hamilton’s worst finish in an F1 race in over 12 years and was the first time he finished outside the points since 2013.