Hamilton suffering from "dizziness, fatigue" after Hungarian GP

Lewis Hamilton had to be attended to by a Mercedes Formula 1 team doctor following the Hungarian Grand Prix after suffering from fatigue and dizziness.

The world champion had battled hard through the Hungaroring event to finish in third place, after a wrong strategy call at the start had initially dropped him to the back of the field.

Following a red flag restart on a damp but drying track, every other driver pitted at the end of the formation lap to take slick tyres.

Hamilton elected to continue on inters though and came around alone as the only car to form up on the grid.

But with the tyres clearly being wrong for the conditions, he was forced to pit at the end of the first lap and dropped to the back before charging through the field to grab third place behind Esteban Ocon and Sebastian Vettel.

Looking tired after his efforts, Hamilton later initially skipped the post-race TV interviews and media press conference while he sought some medical advice.

A Mercedes spokesman confirmed that Hamilton was suffering from "fatigue and mild dizziness".

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said there were no wider concerns about Hamilton's condition.

"I haven't spoken to him yet and the doctor is with him," said Wolff. "I think you can just relate to it with the heat out there and a race like he had with tonnes of overtaking. That is exhausting. I think he should be alright, but better to be safe than sorry."

Read Also:

Speaking in the initial post-race F1 interview, Hamilton said he had left nothing on the table in his bid to push up the order.

"Today was definitely tough," he said. "We always make it difficult for ourselves. And crazy to think we were the only ones in the grid at the start.

"But these things happen and we learn from them. I gave it everything and I had nothing left to the end."

While Hamilton missed out on the win, his third spot, allied to title rival Max Verstappen's 10th place finished, was enough for him to move back to the lead of the F1 championship standings.

"We came into this weekend and definitely didn't know how it's gonna go," he said. "So considering the circumstances today. I'll take it."

shares
comments
Vettel "disappointed" to finish second behind faultless Ocon
Previous article

Vettel "disappointed" to finish second behind faultless Ocon

Next article

Vettel reprimanded for not removing T-shirt before national anthem

Vettel reprimanded for not removing T-shirt before national anthem
Load comments
How getting sacked from Benetton made Mercedes' Allison Prime

How getting sacked from Benetton made Mercedes' Allison

He’s had a hand in world championship-winning Formula 1 cars for Benetton, Renault and Mercedes, and was also a cog in the Schumacher-Ferrari axis. Having recently ‘moved upstairs’ as Mercedes chief technical officer, James Allison tells Stuart Codling about his career path and why being axed by Benetton was one of the best things that ever happened to him.

Formula 1
Nov 28, 2021
The remarkable qualities that propelled Kubica’s F1 comeback Prime

The remarkable qualities that propelled Kubica’s F1 comeback

It’s easy to look at Robert Kubica’s second Formula 1 career and feel a sense of sadness that he didn’t reach the heights for which he seemed destined. But as Ben Anderson discovered, performance and results are almost meaningless in this context – something more fundamental and incredible happened…

Formula 1
Nov 27, 2021
The humbling changes Ricciardo made to deliver for McLaren Prime

The humbling changes Ricciardo made to deliver for McLaren

From being lapped by his own teammate in Monaco to winning at Monza, it’s been a tumultuous first season at McLaren for Daniel Ricciardo. But, as he tells STUART CODLING, there’s more to the story of his turnaround than having a lovely summer holiday during Formula 1's summer break...

Formula 1
Nov 26, 2021
The potential benefits of losing the F1 constructors' title Prime

The potential benefits of losing the F1 constructors' title

As the battle continues to rage over the F1 2021 drivers' championship, teams up and down the grid are turning their attentions to the prize money attributed to each position in the constructors' standings. But F1's sliding scale rules governing wind tunnel and CFD use will soften the blow for those who miss out on the top places

Formula 1
Nov 25, 2021
The invisible enemy that's made Hamilton's title charge tougher Prime

The invisible enemy that's made Hamilton's title charge tougher

After winning his past few Formula 1 titles as a canter, Lewis Hamilton currently trails Max Verstappen by eight points heading into the final double-header of 2021. Although Red Bull has been his biggest on-track challenge, Hamilton feels that he has just as much to grapple with away from the circuit

Formula 1
Nov 24, 2021
Why F1's inconvenient penalties have to stay Prime

Why F1's inconvenient penalties have to stay

OPINION: Quibbles over the length of time taken by Formula 1's stewards over decisions are entirely valid. But however inconvenient it is, there can be no questioning the importance of having clearly defined rules that everyone understands and can stick to. Recent events have shown that ambiguity could have big consequences

Formula 1
Nov 23, 2021
The mistakes Red Bull cannot afford to repeat in F1 2021's title fight climax Prime

The mistakes Red Bull cannot afford to repeat in F1 2021's title fight climax

OPINION: Red Bull has had Formula 1’s fastest package for most of 2021, but in several of the title run-in events it has wasted the RB16B’s potential. It cannot afford to do so again with Lewis Hamilton motoring back towards Max Verstappen in the drivers’ standings with two rounds remaining

Formula 1
Nov 23, 2021
Qatar Grand Prix driver ratings Prime

Qatar Grand Prix driver ratings

Qatar was a virtual unknown for most as Formula 1 made its inaugural visit to the Gulf state, and tyre management quickly emerged as an even more critical factor than normal. Perhaps then it should come as no surprise that two of the championship's elder statesmen produced standout drives

Formula 1
Nov 22, 2021