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Mercedes felt like four-poster bed – Hamilton

Mercedes felt like four-poster bed - Hamilton

Mercedes felt like four-poster bed – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton lamented his turn one collision at the Chinese Grand Prix and felt his Mercedes drove like a ‘four-poster bed’ after the incident at the start of Shanghai race.

“It was like a four-poster bed today,” Hamilton, who managed to finish seventh, despite 18 overtakes, told reporters.

“The car was pretty damaged. I don’t know really what…I’m sure it was some aero components. But I think the suspension was damaged as well so the car was flexing like crazy.”

The Brit’s lost his front wing in the turn one collision and was forced to take pit-stop; and although he battled back to secure a seventh-place finish, it proved to be a frustrating race for the defending world champion, who has now fallen 36 points behind Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

“Every time I did a stop I was having to come back through again and I wasn’t really gaining a lot of ground,” Hamilton, who pitted five times during race, said.

“At the end there was nothing left in the tyres…but anyway that’s racing and not a great finish for us this weekend but hopefully onwards and upwards.”

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said that without the damage, which cost him a “huge amount of downforce,” Hamilton could have been on for a podium finish.

“The best case would have been a podium, probably fourth was realistic case if you’re able to get through the race without any damage,” Wolff said.

“Obviously he was so much down on aero that the car must have felt very, very difficult to drive.”

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