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Hamilton wanted to risk one-stop race but backs team for saying no

Lewis Hamilton wanted to risk trying to finish the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix without a second pit stop to have a chance of victory but says Mercedes made the right call overruling him. Max Verstappen started on the hard compound tire and was able to put pressure on Mercedes in the first stint before pulling out a big advantage, regaining the lead from Valtteri Bottas on the out lap after his first pit stop. Hamilton then ran long while Verstappen pit for a second time, and with a 10-second lead on old tires Hamilton wanted to try and go to the end despite the warnings of a week ago, when he suffered a last-lap puncture on a harder compound. Presented by “I was trying to go for a...
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