Hamilton wanted to try different strategy

By on Monday, November 16, 2015
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton says he wanted to attempt a different strategy to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in a bid to win the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Hamilton trailed Rosberg at Interlagos but wanted to deviate from the three-stop approach in what he called a 'boring' race.

"Obviously I was behind Nico and in traffic for some time and it just killed my tyres," he explained.

"It’s a shame because it’s such a great track but you just can’t get close enough to race. I don’t know if there were other people overtaking.

"Unless you have a huge advantage on the guy in front… Motorsport is about fine lines, you know, about tenths of a second, but you can’t get close enough within a tenth of a second to be able to fight. It’s a shame because it would be good if we did some overtaking here.

"I’m here to race and when you both have to do pretty much the same order it’s kind of already set from the beginning, so for sure I’m like “if there are any other strategies, let’s do it, let’s take a risk, let’s do whatever."

"They’re like “look after the tyres”, and I’m like “No, I’m racing”, you know and I think that’s what people want to see, but unfortunately today, as I said, I couldn’t get close enough to be able to really put on a great, so it was relatively boring following in a tow."

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