I Haven’t Had Such a Great Start in a Long While: Lewis Hamilton Reflects on Better US GP Start Than Max Verstappen

Published 10/25/2021, 9:59 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov


Lewis Hamilton was once again defeated by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen this season. However, the Knight is quite proud of the start he had in which he stole the lead from his arch-rival.

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However, Hamilton couldn’t hold on to the lead for long, and Max soon regained the place he had lost to the Mercedes driver. As the race came to a close, Lewis had to settle for second place, while Max enjoyed his win in Austin.

Lewis Hamilton feels that his start in the US GP was the best one had

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The 36-year-old started in second place and was hoping to steal the lead as soon as the lights went out. And that’s exactly what happened; Hamilton got off to a great start and stole the lead from the Red Bull prodigy.

As quoted by Motorsport-Total, Hamilton said, “The goal was to take the lead, and finally I got off to such a good start again. I haven’t had such a good start in a long time. I was really satisfied in order to.” (Translated via Google Translate)

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the race REUTERS/Mike Blake

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Team boss Wolff isn’t happy with second place

Team Principal of the Silver Arrows, Toto Wolff is used to winning every Grand Prix. However, for the US GP, the Mercedes boss had to settle for second place, which he didn’t think was good enough.

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As quoted by Motorsport, Wolff said, “It was interesting strategy games and a great race, but in the end we smelled the win. It still wasn’t enough.” (Translated via Google Translate)

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – Mercedes Executive Director Toto Wolff in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Now with the upcoming Mexican Grand Prix, the Silver Arrows hope to bounce back and get a much-awaited win. They are well aware of how important a win can be in this crucial part of the season, and will throw everything at their rivals to emerge victorious.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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