Mercedes were prepared to substitute Hamilton in qualifying | 2019 German Grand Prix

An unwell Lewis Hamilton revealed Mercedes had made contingency plans to replace him with another driver if he was too ill to take part in qualifying.
Lewis Hamilton: “We prepped just in case I wasn’t able to do the session.”
Lewis Hamilton: “I did the practice and we were prepared to be able to put the second driver in, worst-case scenario.”
Although Ferrari swept all three practice sessions, Hamilton said he could have challenged them for pole position even if they hadn’t suffered technical problems.

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