Hamilton insists F1 fans were ‘let down’ by Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton is adamant that Mercedes’s subpar performance at the Brazilian Grand Prix “let down” the fans.

Toto Wolff, the team principal, called the race “miserable” for his team because seven-time world champion Hamilton qualified in sixth place but finished eighth, and teammate George Russell was not able to complete the race.

When Hamilton thought back on the Interlagos display, he fired both barrels.

“Yeah, I’m grateful for those points. The car was just awful,” Hamilton said to Fox Sports MX following the race.

“I can’t tell you if that’s the problem, but it’s more like we didn’t have the right floor and pace to perform and protect the tyres.

“It’s a weekend to forget for us because we let down the fans and here, I receive a huge amount of love and support from the people here in Brazil.”

Can Mercedes win both scrambles for second?

Ferrari, McLaren, and Mercedes are battling it out for second place in the constructors’ championship. Charles Leclerc’s early crash has fortunately kept Ferrari 20 points behind the Silver Arrows for Wolff’s team.

In addition, the seasoned Hamilton is currently trailing Red Bull’s Sergio Perez by just 32 points in the drivers’ championship.

But if the Mercedes car replicates its performance from Brazil, both targets may slip away from the team.

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