Hamilton: Verstappen move didn't feel respectful

Hamilton feared he could have killed someone due to the lack of space he had

Hamilton feared he could have killed someone due to the lack of space he had

Lewis Hamilton is to meet with senior members of his Mercedes team before the Chinese Grand Prix to discuss how they communicate during the race, which he believes is costing him valuable points in his hunt for a fifth world title.

"Max should have had a decent race".

"It is very marginal now", Hamilton said. Bottas was only 0.699-second back from Vettel, but Hamilton lagged by 6.512 seconds from the victor of the F1 Bahrain GP.

The pair fought for position after Hamilton started from ninth on the grid after a gearbox penalty and Verstappen began from 15 due to a Q1 crash. But the British driver felt he could have done better with a clearer attacking strategy, having sensed an opportunity to strike.

Vettel, the victor in Australia, will be hopeful of benefiting from Hamilton's mishap and extending his championship lead.

"I was driving around in kind of no-man's land for a while, but that's just something we need to work on". "The radio wasn't working properly". They couldn't hear me. And when you're trying to give feedback out of a corner, you're taking your mind off driving the ideal line.

"It's interesting to hear that from Christian because they've got a auto that should be getting good results", Hamilton said.

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Hamilton, 33, said Verstappen, who crashed in the first phase of qualifying in Bahrain and started 15th, had "fantastic pace" but young drivers did not always make the right decisions. I think looking back there were things we could have done to make sure we came out ahead.

Following that setback, there was a clear breakdown in understanding between him and his race engineers in Bahrain. I looked at the replay again and my opinion hasn't changed.

"I feel like you guys are not giving much of a picture", Hamilton blunty put it.

With 62 wins and a record 73 pole positions, Hamilton is in a position to be so demanding. You won't hit your target lap, you lose time.

Hamilton managed to catch up in the third place, which was just behind his teammate Valtteri Bottas.

"I'm going to get a positive mental thinking and hopefully the set-up works well in the race".

The next race is in less than a weeks' time at the Shanghai International Circuit, China, and Hamilton is keen to get back to winning ways on circuit where he has won five times in the past.

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