Ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix if someone had asked Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton whether he expected a podium finish then the 7-time World Champion would have laughed it off. But the Brit was joined the two Ferrari Drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz in an unexpected podium.
The 7-time World Champion shared his scrapbook of images with an interesting caption that recapped the weekend for him and Mercedes. The Briton shared that his team were fortunate with the podium as none of them “were expecting a result like that.”
The shared his scrapbook of images from the last weekend’s race in Bahrain. While it comes across as a simple post, maybe it is a subtle dig at his rival Max Verstappen who was forced to retire and eventually gifted his position to Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton: “Definitely pumped for round 2“
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc won the race after starting from pole position, his first win since the 2019 Italian Grand Prix. His teammate Carlos Sainz finished the race in the second position. It was also Ferrari’s first win and 1–2 finish since the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton who started the race P5 was not expecting a good result but got away with a 3rd place finish following the retirement of both Red Bull cars. 2021 title rival Max Verstappen retired in Lap 53 following engine and steering issues, while Sergio Perez spun in the last lap and could not get the car back. Hamilton shared his collection of images from the season opener in his Instagram account.
The caption read, “Still thinking about last weekend. None of us were expecting a result like that, hard work and luck really pulled through in our favour. Definitely pumped for round 2, in the meantime enjoy these photos. Also, I had to hop off the parade because mans had to go, didn’t land too gracefully but Valtteri didn’t look too worried.”
The Brit will be hopeful of a positive result in the next race in Saudi Arabia having won the 2021 edition of the race. The 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix takes place in Jeddah on March 25-27.