Hamilton reveals his dramatic 50-degree experience at the French GP: ‘I must have lost three kilos’

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This weekend was one of the hottest races in the championship and several drivers were suffering from high temperatures.

Lewis Hamilton hit by heat in France (Reuters)
Lewis Hamilton hit by heat in France (Reuters)

in preview French GP meteorologists expected temperatures above 33ºC, soOn l asphalt the thermometer exceeded 55ºC. Obviously, Formula 1 cars are ready to perform in such weather conditions and have a hydration system built for drivers’ use, but it seems Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes had a bug that prevented the Briton from drinking during the competition.

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“I didn’t see what my weight was, but I imagine I’ve (lost) about three pounds. . So yeah, quite a lot,” said Hamilton, after the season’s reigning champion and current leader, finishing second behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

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In the current system, runners can drink a rehydrating liquid consisting of an isotonic solution rich in vitamins and minerals, rich in glucose, placed in a 1.5-liter container in the trunk of the car. East connects to the cockpit via a hose and goes directly to the fuselage . This is where each rider decides whether they want a drink and at what point in the race. But the British faced an unusual disadvantage.

Max Verstappen wins French GP with Lewis Hamilton second (Reuters)
Max Verstappen wins French GP with Lewis Hamilton second (Reuters)
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“I feel great but I wish it felt more moist. Now I really want to have a few drinks. I don’t usually use the liquor bottle in a race so I tried it for the first time all year and nothing came out ”, he explained before the awards ceremony. “It was a tough race because my liquor bottle didn’t work,” he insisted.

Curiously, Carlos Sainz Jr. there was also a section with the hydration system. Starting from the bottom with a Ferrari penalty, the Spaniard made an epic comeback and finished fifth. It was he who decided not to fill the container with liquid in order to save weight, knowing that in order to score points in the championship his performance must be outstanding: “The car is too heavy and I’ve decided not to drink. I haven’t sweated much either, so I’d rather go a tenth faster than stay hydrated. ”, commented after closing. Undoubtedly, an extreme measure.

hamilton returned after a short hiatus to attend the podium celebrations and praised his team Mercedes and teammate George Russell: “Reliability is something my team is great at, so a big congratulations to the team at the factories and here. We wouldn’t have had this podium without them. And George did a great job.”

Russell He finished third to confirm Mercedes’ first double podium finish of the season. look up Hungarian Grand Prix next weekend, Briton added: “I love Budapest. I am very excited to see the crowd there.”

Source: Info Bae

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