Lewis Hamilton was “biting down on my teeth through the pain” at Baku

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Lewis Hamilton explains the pain he was going through during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, and adds: “Once we fix the bouncing we will be right there in the race”.

Lewis Hamilton experienced excruciating back pain throughout the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, however he did manage to finish in P4. After the race he explained what he was going through.

“[I was] biting down on my teeth through the pain,” Hamilton explained.

“Just adrenaline. I can’t express the pain you experience on the straight here, at the end I was praying for it to end.

“We are in such a good position still, third and fourth is a great result for the team. They did a good job with the strategy.

“Once we fix the bouncing we will be right there in the race. But we are losing over a second with the bouncing.

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“I will be at the factory tomorrow, we have to have good discussions and keep pushing,” the Briton concluded.

George Russell, who managed to score a podium, also gave his comments on the race.

“As we’ve said before you’ve got to be there to pick up the pieces,” Russell said.

“Thanks so much to all the guys back at Brackley and Brixworth for doing a great job to get the car to the end. It’s not easy this year with everything that’s going on.

“The cars are going through a torrid time with bouncing, so pleased to bring it home in P3,” the Briton concluded.

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