Lewis Hamilton warns drivers about safety issue at Eau Rouge

Lewis Hamilton has warned drivers about a safety issue at Eau Rouge at the Spa circuit in Belgium.

F1 takes place at Spa in Belgium this weekend. It is a historical circuit that is not for the faint of heart. Hamilton took to the track during practice, and noticed something wrong, especially with one corner. 

Lewis Hamilton. Picture credits: marca.com

As reported by Speedweek, Hamilton said, “Eau Rouge is pretty wavy this year. 

“I don’t know what happened there, but exactly in the compression of this depression, there was a massive hump. 

“We have never had it like this in Eau Rouge! That really hits you.”

Hamilton thinks this is due to the rainfall that the circuit faced. “It must have something to do with the heavy rainfall here in recent weeks or with earth moving,” he said. “In any case, it was completely different a year ago.”

Be warned

Hamilton cautioned against pushing the car to its limit at Spa. He warned drivers about safety issues that may be overlooked on Sunday. 

“You want as much downforce as possible in the rain, Hamilton said. 

“But if you commit yourself and the weather doesn’t turn out as expected, then you’re fair game on the straights. We have to be very, very careful when it comes to voting.”

“I didn’t feel the car ideally today. We have a very busy evening ahead of us in order to be better prepared for Saturday.”

“It is a real challenge to find the right balance between downforce and wind slippage here… In the morning, we experimented a little with a larger wing, so I was very quick in the middle section of the route, but not otherwise.”

Hamilton did not do that well in practice, and will be eager to do well in qualification and on race day. 

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