‘Messes with the mind’: Hamilton hits 14-year low in Australian GP qualifying

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  • Mercedes driver finishes 11th in Melbourne qualifying
  • ‘There is a long list of things to fix. Our car is on a knife-edge’

Lewis Hamilton delivered a damning assessment of his Mercedes car, bemoaning that it “messes with the mind” after he was left struggling in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix, failing to make it into Q3, his worst return over the single lap in Australia for 14 years.

Hamilton could manage only 11th place in Melbourne, where Max Verstappen eased to another pole with a dominant drive for Red Bull while the seven-time champion once more had to fight what seems a wilfully petulant vehicle.

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Written by Giles Richards
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/mar/23/lewis-hamilton-f1-australia-gp-qualifying-2024 under the title “‘Messes with the mind’: Hamilton hits 14-year low in Australian GP qualifying”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.