During the Singapore Grand Prix weekend, Lewis Hamilton displayed his charitable side. Apparently, while he was on his way to his garage, he accidentally bumped into a fan. The fan was recording on his phone at the time when Hamilton ducked to avoid him.
Unfortunately, his shoulder knocked into the man and he dropped his phone. Afterwards, Lewis Hamilton signed the man’s iPhone with the following message, “I’m so sorry, was rushing to get to the car. Best wishes.”
Admittedly, Lewis Hamilton did not have an enjoyable race, finishing fourth behind the two Ferraris and Max Verstappen. Poor strategy from Mercedes let him down as they left him out on track for too long on worn tyres.
Up at the front, it was Sebastian Vettel who crossed the finish line first, ending a 392-day drought. This makes it three Ferrari wins in a row, since the second half of the season began. Naturally, this has got Lewis Hamilton extremely worried indeed and he warned that he expects Ferrari to have the advantage in the next few races.
Although he was on the receiving end of a wrong strategy call, he acknowledged that Ferrari had made great steps forward in pace.
Vettel won from third on the grid, leapfrogging teammate Charles Leclerc with an undercut. Lewis Hamilton wanted to shadow Vettel’s undercut strategy but Mercedes had other ideas and left him out to go long. On worn tyres it cost him time and track position and with overtaking almost impossible at Singapore in similarly matched cars, once he had lost his place he was unable to come back.