Reminded of the fact by Sky Sports F1, Hamilton replied: "Thank God!"
He then delivered a downbeat assessment of the W14's failure to compete.
"It didn't feel as disastrous as yesterday," Hamilton said. "Yesterday I literally had no tyres left, they were worn to zero. I feel like I drove a better race today in terms of managing the tyres to the best of my ability.
"The car, there's moments it works and moments it doesn't and it's so inconsistent throughout the lap, so we have to figure out what that is.
"We're pretty slow through the straights and pretty slow through the corners. One to forget, but hopefully there are lots of learnings from today.
"One thing the car is really unpredictable in the sense of one weekend it feels good, one session it feels good. I'm sure we'll go and look at things and find out we should have done these differently.
"But with the one session, it's difficult. Two more races with this thing and hopefully no more driving it!"
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