Hamilton, after winning with a broken wheel: “My heart almost stopped”


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Hamilton, after winning with a broken wheel: "My heart almost stopped"

The Englishman described the critical moment he experienced on the last lap of the Silverstone Circuit before crossing the checkered flag at the British GP.

Lewis Hamilton He admitted that he never experienced anything like what happened to him this Sunday at the end of the Grand Prix of Great Britain. The English rider had to run the last lap on the Silverstone Circuit with one of his flat tires before passing the checkered flag first, ahead of Max Verstappen

“Until that last lap, everything was relatively calm. The tires looked great. The car was still running smoothly, so I thought everything was fine. In the last few laps I started to back off and then, down the straight, the wheel just came off. It deflated. I noticed that the shape just changed, “Hamilton said to Sky Sports.

“It was definitely a feeling of having a heart in my mouth! I was just driving and trying to keep speed. Oh my gosh, I was just praying it wasn’t too slow. I hardly got to the last corners. I really owe it to him. the team, “he added.

Hamilton explained how he lived the race so calmly: “I really relaxed for some reason at the end. In my mind I was thinking, ‘How far is the end of the lap?’. I could hear the gap narrowing from 19 [segundos] at 10, so I was hitting the gas and nothing stopped. “

“Oh my gosh, I had definitely never experienced anything like that on one last lap and my heart definitely almost stopped. That is probably why I was so calm, because my heart almost stopped,” he closed.

Photo: Getty Images


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