Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) finished fifth in the 2022 F1 Italian Grand Prix Final.
Starting from 19th place on the grid due to a back-of-the-grid penalty for an engine change, Lewis Hamilton dragged the first stint on the medium at 33 laps to move up to fifth, before regaining this position during the second. relay on the software. and finished.
“This morning the team said anywhere between 6th and 4th was possible. It always feels like a stretch when you think about the race, but the road to 5th was a lot of fun,” said said Lewis Hamilton.
“I struggled in the early laps with high fuel loads and overheated tires in traffic, but as the race progressed I started to improve. After the pit stops where I faced the traffic, I had a bit of fun. If the race had restarted because I was absent, it could have been a tough battle, so I’m glad it ended without a hitch!”
“Overall we knew it was going to be a difficult weekend with the engine penalty, so I’m happy to have gotten everything out of the car and finished fifth.”
“It wasn’t our best track, but we did our best as a team and hopefully we can have a better weekend before the end of the season.”