“I have learned from it and it will not happen again”


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Lewis Hamilton was punished four times in three races this year but he ensures he has learned his lessons. During the first Grand Prix in Austria Hamilton was already successful. A collision by Alexander Albon resulted in a five-second penalty, making him only fourth in the end. During the Italian Grand Prix he got a ten second stop-and-go penalty because he drove into a closed pit lane. During this race he finished seventh.

“Sometimes you say things in the heat of the moment,” he says on Motorsport-Total.com. “I think it’s a human reaction. Looking back, we could have done things differently.”

Hamilton believes that sport has taken a good step this year. “Although I rarely get to see the stewards, I think the respect between us [drivers], the FIA and the stewards has grown – and so has the understanding.”

In any case, the Mercedes driver did learn his lesson last season. “They won’t catch me for it again, that’s for sure. I just have to be very vigilant and conscientious. Of course, as an athlete I always try to look for the edge. It’s a thin line. I’ve learned from it and it won’t happen again.”

Source: GPFans

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