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F1 News: Lewis Hamilton Reacts To His Surprise Podium Finish

Lewis Hamilton comes P3 at the Austrian Grand Prix after a worrying qualifying for Mercedes as both Hamilton and George Russell crashed out. But after a strong performance from both drivers, Hamilton receives yet another podium this season and George, once again, finished within the top five.

– Mercedes AMG F1 Media

Hamilton has talked to the press, reacting to his fantastic position:

“Definitely wasn’t expecting that, yesterday was a difficult day and we have had a bit of a rough weekend,” Hamilton told David Coulthard post-race. “Thank you so much and what an incredible crowd we have had here this weekend.”

After the car had to be almost completely rebuilt, Hamilton was full of gratitude to his team:

“Firstly, I do want to say a really big thank you to the men and women in the garage who worked so hard to rebuild the car. I had a brand new car on Saturday morning and unfortunately, it is something I don’t do too often.

“As a team, we got 3rd and 4th which is great points and we move forward from here. We made some improvements this weekend so we just have to keep pushing.”