‘It’s how you get back up’: Hamilton happy to finish second after Imola error

‘It’s how you get back up’: Hamilton happy to finish second after Imola error

The Guardian

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  • World champion veered off track halfway through race
  • Mercedes driver fought back from ninth to finish second

Lewis Hamilton has said he believes that reacting well to setbacks can define a Formula One driver. The world champion insisted he refused to even countenance giving up after a mistake that may have ended his race at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Instead the British driver acknowledged his error, fought on and drove a stunning comeback from ninth to finish second.

Hamilton went off the track midway through the race at Imola, clipping the barriers at the Tosa hairpin. He struggled to get the car moving again but eventually did so and charged himself with making the best of his situation during a brief lull when the race had been stopped. After the restart, he moved up to second four laps from the end, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen taking the win.

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