WATCH: Hamilton’s F1 Race Engineer Savagely References Verstappen Controversy After Sprint Qualifying in Interlagos

Published 11/13/2021, 3:38 PM EST


At the Brazilian Grand Prix, there was a huge controversy regarding the rear wings. After the qualifying session, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen inspected the rear wing of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes, which saw him pay a hefty fine.

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Now after the Sprint race at Interlagos which saw Hamilton finish fifth, his race engineer, Peter Bonnington warned the Knight about inspecting their rivals’ cars.

Bono gives a warning to Lewis Hamilton after the sprint race

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The 7-times world champion had to overcome severe obstacles to claim fifth in the spirit race. When Hamilton was in parc ferme, his engineer gave him a stern warning not to do what his arch-rival did after Saturday’s qualifying session.

Bono said, “Lewis just make sure you don’t touch any other cars or check them out in any way.”

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Hamilton still faces major obstacles for the Brazilian Grand Prix

The Knight drove extremely well from being last on the grid to taking the chequered flag in fifth place. However, Hamilton is yet to overcome the problems that await him for Sunday’s race.

The Mercedes driver will have to face a five-place grid penalty for changing a component in his engine. This means the Mercedes driver will see the five-red lights from tenth on the grid.

Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas in action during qualifying REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Nevertheless, Hamilton is optimistic for Sunday’s race, after showing impressive skills in the sprint race, he has faith that he can do it once again once the lights go out on Sunday.

Now Verstappen has a 21-point lead over the British driver and aims to extend it in tomorrow’s race. While Hamilton is hoping to bring his A-game to Interlagos and prevent the Dutch driver from doing so.

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With the much-awaited Brazilian Grand Prix just hours away, what are your predictions for the race? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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