Lewis Hamilton went away from the Belgian Grand Prix with a simple plan for getting over the disappointment of having his victory taken away by stewards – win the last five races.
Mercedes-Benz Motorsport’s Norbert Haug revealed the driver’s determination in McLaren’s official preview for the Italian Grand Prix, which will be held at the traditional Ferrari playground of Monza.
Last year, McLaren struck back at its critics with a one-two victory at the circuit. But repeating that result would just be the start of the fight-back this year as far as Hamilton is concerned.
Haug said: “When we went to the airport last Sunday evening, Lewis said to me ‘preferably we now want to win all remaining races, don’t we?’ I have no objection.
“In our opinion, Lewis did not put a foot wrong, and foremost he did not think he gained an illegitimate advantage. So our disappointment was big, when the stewards took away victory from him and the team.
“However, we are fighters. If we would have needed a better motivation for the last five races of the season we have it now.”
There was nothing in the preview from either Hamilton or team management about the events of Spa – for their take on the Italian Grand Prix itself, see our separate look ahead here.