Lewis Hamilton seen bleeding after being hit in Mexico

Lewis Hamilton claimed his eighth podium of the season after finishing second at the Mexican GP for the second consecutive year.

Lewis Hamilton claimed back-to-back second place finishes at Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix; however, it was something else that grabbed fans’ attention during the coverage at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Prior to the race starting, eagle-eyed fans spotted that the seven-time World Champion had a reasonably sized cut on the side of his head, which could be seen bleeding as cameras captured him passing by.

The bizarre thing is, though, nobody caught on camera what actually caused the 37-year-old’s cut, which was also still visible after the race with it appearing that there was insufficient time to treat it before the race.

Fans believe that Hamilton was hit in the face by a camera on the grid, with one Twitter user asking their followers if there is any footage of the incident.

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“Is there any footage anywhere of Lewis being smashed in the face by that camera on the grid at the start?” the user asked.

“Saw it live but nothing since. Someone is getting fired. Looked nasty.”

In the comments some did upload pictures of Hamilton’s clearly bleeding head, but no video footage has surfaced yet.

The race itself was a relatively comfortable one for the Mercedes driver, who made an excellent start and overtook team-mate George Russell for second.

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Second proved to be the best Hamilton could manage, as after the opening sequence of corners, the race quickly became one of the most boring of the season, let alone the recent history of the sport.

The thin air as a result of the circuit being 2,200 metres above sea-level resulted in drivers being unable to follow one another closely for long, which meant few overtakes took place during the race.

A tyre offset also meant Hamilton couldn’t challenge Max Verstappen for victory, as Mercedes opted for a safe strategy.

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Both Hamilton and Russell followed a Medium-Hard strategy, whereas Red Bull opted for an aggressive Soft-Medium one with Verstappen and Sergio Pérez.

This, ultimately, neutralised the race, as Hamilton could only match Verstappen’s times due to the harder compound, even though, the Dutchman was managing his softer rubber.

It nevertheless marked another podium for the 103-time Grand Prix winner, who also moved above Carlos Sainz in the Drivers’ Championship as a result.