Lewis Hamilton is Wary Going to F1 Japanese GP

Giancarlo Perlas September 23, 2015

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The reason for the poor performance of the car of Lewis Hamilton in the recent Formula One race still eludes him. The current World Champion expressed his worry about the Japanese Grand Prix because of this.

Quoting Hamilton’s interview with The Guardian, he said, “I don’t have any confidence. I don’t have any information to give me that confidence. I’m hoping it’s a one-off but it was a strange weekend to say the least. Our car has not got slower. I told my engineers I would like some information about what they think it was but there’s not a lot of time before the next race.”

It should be noted that both Hamilton and his teammate Nico Rosberg showed a very poor performance in the Singapore GP compared to the rest of their races this season.

It all started in the Qualifying wherein Hamilton and Rosberg only landed in the fifth and sixth positions, respectively. Then it was made worse during the actual race.

In the event, Hamilton was struggling with his car since the early going. Later, it was revealed that he had troubles with his pedal, which eventually led to his retirement from the race.

Rosberg fared a bit better since he managed to finish the race. Despite his efforts, he only ended fourth.

As for the conspiracy theories about Mercedes being given inferior tires, Hamilton dismissed such speculations. He pointed out that no such thing happened before.

Regardless of the poor form of Mercedes in Singapore last week, let’s just hope that they figure out the issues they encountered there soon so the same problems will not plague them in Japan later.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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