Hamilton jokes he might as well be staring at his iPad while stuck on DRS train from Monza RaceFans

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Lewis Hamilton joked that he was considering bringing his iPad to watch during the Italian Grand Prix as he expects to spend a lot of it behind other cars. The Mercedes driver will start tomorrow’s race from the back of the grid due to his penalty for a power unit change. He qualified fifth, 1.3 seconds behind poleman Charles Leclerc, but said there was no value in improving his lap time given his penalty.

“I generally felt positive,” Hamilton said in response to a question from RaceFans. “I got the most out of the car.

“I think there’s still time on the table, but that wouldn’t have put us higher. I think there are a few good tenths. But it was a fun session.

Hamilton is worried about how difficult he will be to progress from the back of the field tomorrow as he expects to be stuck in a queue of riders using their drag reduction systems.

“I was behind Valtteri [Bottas] yesterday in training and I couldn’t catch him or pass him,” he said. “So hopefully I won’t get stuck tomorrow.”

“But I imagine tomorrow everyone will be on a DRS train and just sitting there waiting for strategy and tire degradation and that sort of thing.

He thinks official F1 tire supplier Pirelli should bring softer rubber to the race to make overtaking easier. “They should bring the softer tires here to promote more pit stops and all that. But they keep bringing those hard tires so they just go one. It’s an easy one-stop tomorrow , generally and therefore the strategy will not do too much.

“But hopefully there will be safety cars and all that sort of stuff. I’ve been so unlucky with the safety car timings this year, it would be nice to have a nice SC offer tomorrow.

If that doesn’t happen, Hamilton joked that he should look at his tablet instead. “I was just thinking of taking my iPad with me on the run and when I’m in the DRS line, I’ll just watch the new Game of Thrones,” he smiled.

“I stopped watching it because I like to binge watch and there are a lot of adverts in the middle on Sky and it’s not good, and then at the end you’re like ‘I want to watch the next one. thing “. “

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