Hamilton claimed the Silver Arrows could have won the race if not for the drama at the end. “I think we did [do enough to win] yeah but given the circumstances we were just challenged with lots of things with the VSCs and safety cars,” Hamilton said. “The strategy and the car had been so good up until that point.
“The pit stops were fantastic, the best I think we have had all year, it was geeing me up. I was thinking the guys are really on it today. I was really hopeful we were going to get a one-two together as a team.
“Especially after not a great year, an up and down year, we’ve not had a win since Brazil. So we are fighting for it in our grasp but of course the safety car didn’t really help and I was just on the edge of breaking point with emotions.”