If Lewis Hamilton wins the Hungarian Grand Prix it will be his 100th career race win. The Briton gives his expectations for the race tomorrow.
In yesterday’s Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying Mercedes seemed to be faster than Red Bull for the first time since the 2021 season started. Did Lewis Hamilton expect this?
“Definitely, definitely not,” said the Briton at the post-qualifying press conference.
“This is a track that they’ve been very strong at for a long time. And given the improvements they made earlier on this year, we thought that we obviously closed the gap a little bit in the last race but we thought they would still have a little bit of an edge.
“We saw today that they changed from their big wing to their smaller wing today, whether or not that’s hampered them, I don’t know.
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“But yeah, it was definitely a real surprise to see us have that sort of pace on them. Of course we’re happy with that.”
Hamilton was then asked what his 100th win would mean to him.
“I don’t know – and I don’t like really to think of it. There’s a lot of… this is not even half the job, or whatever.
“Tomorrow’s a long race, we don’t know what weather’s around us. It’s such a challenging circuit and these… the whole top four will not be easy to beat, and so we’ve got a long run down to Turn 1, so it’s going to be challenging tomorrow.
“Especially if the temperatures are like this, so it should be an exciting race,” the seven-time champion concluded.