Lewis Hamilton spotted enjoying Florida nightlife after Miami GP

Sir Lewis Hamilton ended the 2022 Miami Grand Prix in P6.

Sir Lewis Hamilton was spotted out enjoying a night in the town with physiotherapist Angela Cullen following the inaugural Miami Grand Prix.

Mercedes’ performance looked much improved in Miami after a disappointing weekend in Imola, and Hamilton qualified sixth ahead of George Russell, who was eliminated in Q2 for the second time this year.

The seven-time champion lost two positions off the start after he was tagged by Fernando Alonso, with the Spaniard and then Pierre Gasly making their way through, but Hamilton quickly dispatched both of them to climb back to P6 and onto the tail of Valtteri Bottas.

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Russell took advantage of a Safety Car to bolt on a fresh set of tyres and pass his team-mate towards the end of the race, but they both managed to clear Bottas after a mistake by the Finn, leaving them fifth and sixth as they crossed the line – a marked improvement from Hamilton’s woeful experience in Bologna.

The new technical regulations are still causing them problems though, and they have as yet been unable to match the pace of Red Bull and Ferrari in 2022, so what better way to forget about those issues than by enjoying a memorable night out.

Indeed, Hamilton was filmed by DJ Domdolla dancing and having a great time with Cullen, with the American posting the video to his Instagram story, captioning it “Team Turbo.”

Despite the seemingly progressive performance of the W13 in Florida, Hamilton affirmed after the race that the car has “not improved” since Bahrain, so more work is needed to get them on par with the front runners.

“We were the same speed as we were in the first race,” he said.

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“We’ve just got to keep trying. We have not improved in these five races.

“I’m hopeful that at some stage we will but we have just got to keep trying, keep working hard. 

“The porpoising was not as bad in Miami – it can vary from track to track, from race to race. It wasn’t really bad in Miami… but we were just not fast.”

The 37-year-old was not sure if the contact with Alonso on the first lap was detrimental to his race, but he revealed he took quite the whack from the Spaniard.

“The car definitely didn’t feel the same as it [on] the laps to the grid so I’m sure they’ll check it but probably the corner weight’s just a little bit… it was quite a hard hit but probably the corner weight was pulling just a little bit but otherwise it should be okay,” said the Briton.

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“I was doing the best I could. [It is] pretty unfortunate but we got good points for the team today so we’ll take them and move on.”

Hamilton moved back into the top six in the Drivers’ Championship with his eight points in Miami, moving ahead of Lando Norris, who exited the race abruptly after he was hit by Pierre Gasly.