HOCKENHEIM – Lewis Hamilton endured a German Grand Prix to forget on Sunday as a Mercedes celebration of 200 races and 125 years in motorsport turned into a soggy nightmare.
The five times world champion went from pole position to last on a chaotic afternoon, the Briton hitting the barriers and spinning before finishing 11th in a race won by Red Bull's Max Verstappen.
"It’s just been a bad day. A bad weekend. There’s not really much to say. It was probably the worst day I’ve had in the office for a long, long time," said Hamilton.
"You live and you learn. I don’t really know what happened today, to be honest but I’m glad it’s over," added the 34-year-old.
"Me hitting the wall wasn’t helpful and them putting on the slick tyres wasn’t helpful...just a combination of things."