Hamilton eyes talks with Mercedes to end painful rebound issues that have left the F1 star limping


ewis Hamilton wants to sit down with his Mercedes mechanics to end the rebound that caused the seven-time world champion serious pain during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Despite piloting his car into fourth place in Sunday’s race, the 37-year-old suffered from constant rebounding issues on the streets of Baku as his Merc flexed far more violently than the rest of the grid – with Formula 1’s new ground effect. creating porpoising issues throughout the pack.

Television cameras saw Hamilton cautiously getting out of his car at the end of the grand prix and he told team radio that his engineers had to ‘make some changes’ to ensure he didn’t sustain an injury severe.

When asked by Sky Sports if adrenaline was all that got him through the race, he said: “It’s the only thing, just biting my teeth in pain… just adrenaline.

“I can’t express the pain you would feel, especially on the straight here. In the end, you just pray for it to end.

“We are still in such a good position, third and fourth are a great result for the team, we did a great job with the strategy and once we fix that rebound we will be leading the race. But we lose at least a second just by bouncing.

“I will be at the factory tomorrow, we need to have good talks and keep pushing.”

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff apologized to Hamilton after the race, which saw the Briton pick up solid points behind team-mate George Russell in third.

He said: “We all know it’s a bit of a pain to drive at the moment, sorry about the back too, we’ll sort that out.”

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