In The Driver's Seat: Hamilton's instincts paid off in Istanbul in 2020, but not this time

Lewis Hamilton finished fifth at the Turkish Grand Prix on Oct 10, 2021.PHOTO: AFP

Another wet Grand Prix, another late call about tyres. And if you took Lewis Hamilton's view when he was still in the cockpit, Mercedes' prevarication cost him three (possibly even five) hugely valuable points as he fell from third to fifth.

The reality, however, is that the outcome of a slow-burn race which was run throughout in intermittently drizzly conditions on a damp track, was never going to be straightforward for the seven-time champion.

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