Hamilton’s Late-Stage Speed Raises Questions After Mexican Grand Prix

F1 Commentator Peter Windsor Speculates on Lewis Hamilton's Final Lap Performance

Windsor stated, “Lewis set the fastest lap, and that will have irritated Max a bit because he always loves to set the fastest lap, and at that point, he had it – and Lewis set it on the last lap.”

While this performance brought smiles to the faces in the Mercedes garage, Windsor found it somewhat unusual, considering Hamilton’s relatively conservative pace throughout the race.

He remarked, “This is Lewis looking after the tires and going a little bit slower than Max virtually everywhere, apart from one lap – and on the last lap, he does a 1:21.3!”

Windsor acknowledged that it’s common for drivers to pace themselves and preserve their tires during a race. However, he was curious about the dramatic change in speed on the final lap.