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Revealed: Lewis Hamilton almost retired

Mercedes’ head of race strategy Rosie Wait has revealed that Lewis Hamilton had to manage a 'real reliability concern' during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, to avoid retiring from the race. Hamilton endured a lacklustre season finale, which took a turn for the worse in qualifying after he was eliminated in Q2. It marked the first time since 2014 that the 38-year-old had failed to make Q3 in back-to-back races, a statistic Hamilton won't want to repeat in 2024. One-lap pace was an unexpected issue for the 104-time pole sitter throughout the now-concluded 2023 campaign; however, one of his biggest strengths this year was fighting through the field. Want to work in Formula 1? Browse the latest...
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