Lewis Hamilton: "It was very straight forward"

  • Published on 13 Nov 2016 21:30
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Lewis Hamilton has said his win in the Brazilian Grand Prix was fairly straightforward.

The Brit led from lights to flag in a race that saw five safety cars, numerous rain delays, and five drivers crash out (plus another before the race began), Hamilton was fairly relaxed with his performance at Interlagos.

"I was generally just chilling out front," said Hamilton. "When it rains it is usually a good day for me."

It was Hamilton's first win in Brazil, something special considering his public admiration for the late Ayrton Senna.

It was also the 44th Grand Prix at Interlagos, making Hamilton's win in car #44 all the more fitting.

"Today was tricky for everyone, there was a lot of opportunity for aquaplaning which everyone did," he admitted. "No mistakes, no issues, no spins."

"It was quite interesting to hear in the race how many people behind were spinning but I didn't have that problem," added the three-time champion. "Probably one of the easier ones, it was a very easy race generally."

"Honestly I didn't have any spins, any moments, it was very straightforward."

Hamilton now goes into the season finale in Abu Dhabi in two week's time just 12 points adrift of team mate Nico Rosberg.

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