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“With out the damage I would have been second simply”

Hamilton began fourth at the Purple Bull Ring however managed to get second on the first stint after a delay by Sergio Pérez and overtaking Lando Norris.

However shortly after beginning the second stint, Mercedes knowledgeable Hamilton that he had sustained damage to the left rear of his automotive that triggered him to lose downforce.

Mercedes initially instructed teammate Valtteri Bottas to not combat Hamilton as soon as he caught up with the Briton, then ordered them to swap positions with 20 laps to go. Hamilton would later even be overtaken by Norris.

Hamilton made an additional cease, realizing he would not lose any extra locations, to mount a set of latest arduous tires and crossed the end line in fourth place, 26s4 seconds behind Norris, third.

The end result noticed Hamilton lose extra floor to championship chief Max Verstappen, whose third consecutive victory noticed his driver standings improve to 32 factors.

“I already stated earlier than the race that it would be very tough to beat Max, in fact,” stated Hamilton.

“However clearly it’s irritating to lose a lot downforce at the rear of the automotive and never be capable of preserve second place. So a variety of factors have been misplaced at the moment.”

“It would have been second. He was in second place when impulsively, clearly, he broke. It would have been a straightforward second place general. However clearly he couldn’t meet up with these forward.”

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, and Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12

Photograph by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Photos

TV replays confirmed Hamilton stepping over the curb at Flip 1 throughout the race, however the seven-time world champion wasn’t positive the place the damage had occurred.

“I wasn’t going over the curb any greater than anybody, so I have no concept the place it occurred,” Hamilton stated. “However there’s a variety of damage.”

This was Hamilton’s fifth straight race with out a win, placing him on one in all his most up-to-date winless streak, which occurred between late 2017 and early 2018.

Purple Bull has managed to avoid Mercedes for sheer efficiency in current weeks, and Hamilton has stated his group is “miles away” and has once more known as for an improve forward of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

“We have a variety of work to do, stated Hamilton.

“We’d like all the palms, which I know are there. They usually have introduced a variety of enhancements in these previous couple of races, and we haven’t introduced any.

“So we have to usher in some, discover the highest attainable yield, in any other case this will likely be the most frequent end result.”

Gallery: Lewis Hamilton’s photographs at the Austrian F1 GP

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12

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Photograph by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Photos

Sergio Pérez, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12

Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12

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Photograph by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

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Photograph by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Photos

Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Sergio Pérez, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12, Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02, al inicio

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12, Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02, al inicio

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Foto de: Andy Hone / Motorsport Photos

Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Sergio Pérez, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12, Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02, al inicio

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12, Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02, al inicio

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Foto de: Andy Hone / Motorsport Photos

Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Sergio Pérez, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12, Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02, al inicio

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12, Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02, al inicio

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Foto de: Andy Hone / Motorsport Photos

Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Sergio Pérez, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12, Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02, al inicio

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12, Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02, al inicio

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Foto de: Andy Hone / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

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Photograph by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Photos

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

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Photograph by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12, Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02, Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT02

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12, Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02, Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT02

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Photograph by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Photos

Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing RB16B , Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Sergio Pérez, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B , Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

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Foto de: Andy Hone / Motorsport Photos

Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Sergio Perez, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02

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Foto de: Andy Hone / Motorsport Photos

Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Sergio Pérez, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12

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Foto de: Andy Hone / Motorsport Photos

Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Sergio Pérez, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12

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Photograph by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Photos

Sergio Pérez, Purple Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12, Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR21

Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12, Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR21

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Photograph by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

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Photograph by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

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Photograph by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

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Photograph by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

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Foto de: Steve Etherington / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

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Foto de: Steve Etherington / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

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Foto de: Steve Etherington / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

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Foto de: Steve Etherington / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

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Photograph by: Jerry Andre / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

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Photograph by: Jerry Andre / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

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Photograph by: Jerry Andre / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

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Photograph by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes

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Foto de: Steven Tee / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

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Foto de: Steven Tee / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

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Foto de: Steve Etherington / Motorsport Photos

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

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Foto de: Steve Etherington / Motorsport Photos

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