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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton not dwelling on poor Mercedes weekend: We don’t take it lightly

Lewis Hamilton has said he isn't dwelling on the poor weekend he and Mercedes endured in Monaco, but said the team aren't going to take the defeat lightly.

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Lewis Hamilton has said that there's no point to feeling depressed about how Mercedes' Monaco Grand Prix unravelled, after the reigning Champion lost the championship lead after only managing a seventh place finish.

With Red Bull and Max Verstappen capitalising on Mercedes' poor showing to snatch the lead of both championships, Hamilton admitted that the team just simply hadn't performed to their usual standard.

Having said to Ziggo Sport that the team had 'lessons to learn' immediately after the race, Hamilton's stance had softened as he spoke to media afterwards.

"I don't really feel like any pain at the moment," Hamilton told select members of the media, including RacingNews365.com.

"I suppose it's not a great weekend. But I don't feel I'm not dwelling on it. There's a lot that we could have done better in terms of how we prepare to come into the weekend, we've had some good conversations through the weekend.

"But it's not good enough from all of us, we win and we lose as a team, and it's collectively not a good job from all of us across the board."

With Hamilton only managing seventh and Valtteri Bottas retiring from second place due to his right front wheel nut refusing to come off the car, Hamilton said there's a big post-mortem to be done back at Brackley in order to figure out why so many things went wrong.

"We don't take it lightly," Hamilton said.

"But there's no point getting all depressed, just gotta start looking at the data and figuring out why we're in this position. We're going to be on calls over these next days, once we get some analysis.

"Naturally, we all want answers within the team. So I know everyone will be working flat out to make sure that hopefully, this sort of weekend doesn't happen again. We've shown time and time again in the past that we can bounce back from these weekends, so hence why I'm not the most stressed."

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