Lewis Hamilton explains his strategy disputes with Mercedes

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Lewis Hamilton says it’s hard for those watching races “to truly understand what it’s like in the car”, and that’s why some radio messages can get taken the wrong way.

In the closing stages of the Miami Grand Prix Mercedes asked Lewis Hamilton if he wanted to come in for an unscheduled pit stop under the Safety Car, to which he told the team it was their job to determine the strategy.

Ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix, Lewis was asked if he there were any problems between him and his team regarding certain strategy choices.

“Firstly, we continue to work hard,” the Briton said.

“I don’t have any problems with strategy. We learn every weekend. We had great discussions before and afterwards. We’ve been a little unfortunate.

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“I definitely feel that, it’s no secret that for those who are watching and what is broadcast, it’s hard for anybody to truly understand what it’s like in the car.

“Your emotions are higher than ever, your heart rate is very high. Maybe a woman would understand, maybe, having to give the answers during the difficult scenarios.

“But it’s never the same as when you’re cool and chill and just having a normal conversation with someone.

“When your heart rate’s as high as it is, you don’t always have the best answers to everything. But also it just shows there’s a lot of passion.

“There’s that desire to do well,” Hamilton concluded.

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