Hamilton looking to conquer Saudi Arabian GP again

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2022 FIA Formula One World Championship

2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Jeddah Corniche Circuit
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Sunday, 27 March 2022
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton will be seeking his second victory at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Sunday, March 27 after triumphing in the inaugural edition of the race last season.
The Englishman secured the 183rd podium of his career when he finished third at the Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend.

Sergio Perez
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Hamilton was poised to come in fourth before Red Bull Racing's Sergio Perez spun out on turn two in the final lap to open the door for the seven-time world champion.
The 37-year-old missed out on a record eighth title last season after being pipped to the championship by Max Verstappen in the final race, which was won by the Dutchman.

Max Verstappen
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Hamilton claimed that clinching P3 and P4 was "pretty remarkable" for Mercedes given the problems they have been experiencing this year.
"The thing is with our car, we have a car that's bouncing a lot everywhere," he said. "It's not just in a straight line. We have very poor rear end through all the low-speed corners and all the medium-speed corners.
"The only place that is generally quite good is, relatively, in the high [speed corners] and then we are very slow in the straight line. So, I don't know if it's drag or if it's power, we haven't figured that out yet.
"The others, we cannot keep up with them, even with the DRS. We do have a lot of work, and what that means is that you are just sliding a lot on the rear, and the tyres just get hotter and hotter and they degrade. So that's where we've got a lot of [performance] to try and catch up on."

2022 Bahrain Grand Prix results

Winner: Charles Leclerc - Ferrari
Second Place: Carlos Sainz - Ferrari
Third Place: Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes

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Published: 03/23/2022