Mercedes revealed that Lewis Hamilton was close to a failure in his engine on the Formula 1 Grand Prix on Sunday. According to the Mercedes engineers, Briton was in the minutes to quit the race, the temperature rise almost led to a failure in the power unit.
Hamilton was informed that he could not use the most powerful engine modes in most of the races in his fight against Max Vestappen, which made the team's problems with tire strategy worse.
After the race, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff revealed that he was confident the Mercedes engineers would have problems with Hamilton's engine during the race.
"We saw the engine men here and returned to the base," explained Wolff. I heard in the "(Radio) channel," Lewis Hamilton, the failure in the leading power unit. "The next round will fail.
39 So I went into the conversation and said, 'Excuse me, what?' They asked. And they answered & # 39; Yes, we have a big problem in the power unit, the next round will fail.
. But the next round didn't fail and I said, ki Tell me what happened when you had a minute. "
Or & # 39; Well, our escape is about to fail and we exceed all temperature limits & # 39; they answered.
39 Tell me, & # 39; Well, how do I fix it? & # 39; They started fixing this, closing things up. Temperatures fell between 1000 and 980 degrees. But it was still loud! That was really awful. "
Hamilton and his team were able to manage the problem, and Esteban Ocon's 72th victory in the 2018 world champion was due to his controversial maneuver in the Max Verstappem.