Lewis Hamilton is ready to fight for the 2016 Formula 1 championship after he got in Belgium out of his way the possible engine penalties. The Mercedes team changed three times components from his power unit. That meant a huge penalty but the Briton now has enough engines/
“Spa was about as good as damage limitation can get, I think! It was a fantastic result for me and for the team. The guys deserved it so much after all that hard work, so I was massively pleased for them and proud of what we achieved together”, Lewis Hamilton said. “Now we go to Monza – a track I know well from so many racing categories throughout my career and one it’s impossible not to love. The speed, the history, the atmosphere… it’s just so iconic in every way. Standing on that amazing podium, looking out over a sea of fans on the straight, has to be up there as of the most incredible experiences a sportsman can have.”
“I had a perfect weekend on track there last year”, Lewis Hamilton recalled
If I can repeat that it would be amazing but we’ll see how we look when we get there. It’s game on for me now with the penalties out of the way and fresh engines ready to use. I can’t wait to get back out there.”
Nico Rosberg took the win in Spa after a less that straightforward weekend for the team.
“Everybody did a fantastic job and the car kept improving with every session, so hopefully that puts us on a good curve as we head to another legendary track in Monza”, the German driver said. “This is a race I really enjoy and one I’d really love to master.
The tifosi create such an incredible atmosphere every single time, no matter who wins the race. Last year obviously didn’t end so well for me there, so I’m hoping for a bit more luck and a little less fire this time… I’m really enjoying the battle out there right now.
We’ve got several cars in the mix now which is exciting for us and also the fans
For me, I’m taking every race like a cup final. It’s great to know you have the team and the car to just go out there and lay it on the line. I can’t wait to make our Silver Arrow fly at Monza.”