Lewis Hamilton could fail to line up with other F1 drivers at Saudi GP
Lewis Hamilton might not line up with other drivers at the Saudi Arabian GP on the grid on Sunday afternoon.
Hamilton struggled around qualifying on Saturday, and the Brit was eliminated during the first session for the first time since the Brazilian GP in 2017. As a result, Hamilton will line up 16th on the grid for the 2022 season's second race.
However, there's a possibility Hamilton might not line up on the grid, and he may instead start in the pit lane. Hamilton could opt to work on his car to fix the problems that he encountered in qualifying.
"It’s not going to be one of the hardest races ever, it’s just going to be a so-so race," said Hamilton
"It’s probably not going to be that great. Maybe I’ll start from the pit lane and change the car again to make sure it doesn’t handle the way it just did. For sure, there is something wrong. I don’t know what it is so I can’t comment on it really. I had no rear end.
"I don’t know what George [Russell] did set up-wise. The car was feeling good in P3 and I made a couple of adjustments but I had no rear end. The rear was just so loose."
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Hamilton's poor showing comes a week after Mercedes looked well off the pace in Bahrain – with Ferrari and Red Bull setting the pace.
However, defending champion Max Verstappen crashed out, allowing Hamilton to podium.
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