Lewis Hamilton praises Mexican crowd, despite “awkward” booing

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After getting P2 at the Mexican Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton praised the Mexican crowd, who made it “a bit awkward this time around with boos all day”.

Lewis Hamilton finished the Mexican Grand Prix in P2, as the Red Bull of Max Verstappen looked unbeatable today.

After the race, Lewis praised the Mexican crowd, but pointed out their incessant booing.

“Well first, this has been an amazing crowd,“ Hamilton said.

“Definitely a bit awkward this time around with boos all day but nevertheless, I have so much love for Mexico and the people here. What a great race and event they have put on this weekend.”

As for Mercedes’ performance, Lewis said the team had chosen the wrong strategy.

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Both Hamilton and George Russell started the race on medium tyres and then switched to hards, however, they were no match for the Red Bulls, who started on softs and then switched to medium tyres.

“I was so close in that first stint but I think Red Bull was clearly too fast today and ultimately maybe they had the better tyre strategy.”

“I am not sure it was the right tyre in the end. I thought we should have started on the soft but obviously we started on the opposite tyre.

“It was ok on that first stint, but that hard tyre was just so offset.

“Congratulations to Max, it is just great to be up here and separate these two [Red Bulls].”

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