Lewis Hamilton slams ‘waste of space’ part of Mercedes F1 car after heroic Italian GP performance saw Brit finish fifth

LEWIS HAMILTON has revealed he secured his brilliant fifth-place finish at the Italian Grand Prix with a damaged car. And now the Mercedes star has revealed a “waste of space” part on his W13 car was damaged in the opening stages of Sunday’s race. Hamilton told Sky Sports F1: “I don’t remember having any contact. “I think I hit a bit of debris as it came off another car and damaged the little fairing on the tyre. “I have no idea [if it affected the car’s performance]. Hamilton has been critical of his new Merc car all season and is now sixth in the overall standings and 167 points behind Red Bull’s reigning world champion Verstappen.

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