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Hamilton was going to ‘crash or finish’ on ‘dead’ tyres

Lewis Hamilton Monaco Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton says that he had no plans to pit despite concern over his badly worn tyres and would “crash or finish”. Hamilton found himself the only driver in the top four on medium tyres when the front-runners filed into the pit lane under the race’s only Safety Car, called on Lap 11, and was soon struggling on that rubber. Despite increasingly frantic radio messages from the Mercedes driver to his race engineer Pete Bonnington, and a blowtorch from Max Verstappen, Hamilton held on for 64 racing laps on the yellow-banded tyres. The Brit even told Bonnington “You need to hope for a miracle” with more than 20 laps remaining, and at one...
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