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Lewis Hamilton vows biggest attack on Turkish grid from 11th – Motorsports

F1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton promised a “biggest attack” at the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday and did not rule out a win from 11th place on the grid.

The Mercedes driver was the fastest in qualifying at Istanbul Park, but Briton was forced to overtake a lot in the race due to a 10th-place penalty and strategic move to exceed his season’s engine quota.

Hamilton won Turkey in wet and slippery conditions after starting in 6th place last year.

He also stood out in the pre-F1 era when he returned from 19th to 2nd in the 2006 dry GP2 race.

This time around, you run the risk of losing the championship lead unless you finish ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Max Verstappen is two points behind in seven races, with Mercedes’ Barteribotta in front row in pole position.

“It made a little difference because I was already in 3rd place on Turn 1 last year,” Hamilton said, now chasing a record 8th place title.

“We are facing a lot of different situations this weekend because weekends are very different and truck grips are very different,” he added.

“My eyes are still focused only on winning the race. It will be very difficult from the 11th, but it’s not impossible … so just stay on my toes and offer the biggest attack tomorrow Please confirm that.”

Hamilton has three other Red Bull drivers on the grid, with Verstappen’s Mexican teammate Sergio Perez in the third row and Red Bull’s sister teams Pierre Guthrie and Yuki Tsunoda in fourth. 9th place.

McLaren’s Lando Norris, who is in seventh place, said he expects to be ahead of Hamilton in just a few laps.

“I’m not saying I’m going to beat him because I’m not,” said the 21-year-old who almost won Paul for the first time in Russia.

Hamilton said he had to take one step at a time and first pass the opening lap safely from a midfield position.

“It’s great if you can get up early. Of course, you need to avoid getting into trouble. Make sure that’s your first priority and you can choose one by one. . “

– Motorsports

Lewis Hamilton vows biggest attack on Turkish grid from 11th

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