Formula 1

F1 Champ Lewis Hamilton.

What Lewis Hamilton shouted at his car as engine was on the verge of blowing up

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

As if a fifth Formula One world title wasn't enough for Lewis Hamilton, the Brit secured his 10th victory of the season and a fifth consecutive Constructors' Championship for his team this weekend in Brazil - and he did so in dramatic fashion.

After Esteban Ocon collided with Red Bull's Max Verstappen, Hamilton was able to swoop in to secure first place.

However, it appears the Mercedes man was just moments away from disaster.

Hamilton's boss Toto Wolff revealed the 33-year-old was one lap away from his engine blowing up.

He said that Mercedes' engineers saw that Hamilton's engine was overheating.

The incident could have ended with a DNF finish for the Brit, but thankfully for him and his team, this wasn't the case.

Hamilton admitted he was in a panicked state.

He said: "I could feel it. I have been driving this engine since the beginning of the year and I know all about it and pretty much every engine note I know like the back of my hand.

"I was shouting in the car, 'Come on baby, you can do it. Let's keep it together.'

AUTO-PRIX-BRA-F1-RACE

"My heart rate must have been above 190, those last 10 laps I was falt-chat trying to hold on to a car, which was already struggling. I just feel so elated and grateful."

Hamilton has now won 50 of the last 99 races since the new turbo-hybrid engines were introduced in 2014. 

That's quite the record...

No doubt, the record has helped in Mercedes winning five back-to-back Constructors' Championships.

F1 Grand Prix of Brazil

Wolff was the first to admit so, as he said: "We wouldn't have won five back-to-back championships without Lewis. He's an exceptional driver and an unbelievable personality; human is the right word.

"He has been an integral part of the team. There are many other exceptional people who have contributed to the success but clearly, it wouldn't have gone without him."

The F1 season comes to an end in two weeks time in Abu Dhabi.

Can Hamilton close out the season with yet another win? We'll soon find out.

Topics:
Toto Wolff
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
Formula 1

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again