Now, Hamilton has explained to Sky Sports F1 quite what went wrong at the Las Vegas Street Circuit.
“Just not that great," he admitted.
"Yesterday was a little bit better and we were looking relatively competitive. Made some changes over night, FP3 was pretty poor. Kind of put me on the back foot, and then I was just trying to recover basically in qualifying which is never the place to do so.
"Just struggled with the grip, car just wasn’t working for me and it’s definitely difficult when you can’t even get through Q2, but it is what it is.”
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