Archive for May, 2009

Lewis Finished 12th in Monaco

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Lewis Hamilton racing in MonacoLewis Hamilton finished in 12th position in the Monaco F1 race after qualifying 20th.

Hamilton’s comments after the race:

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Hamilton Starts 20th in Monaco

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Lewis Hamilton in Monaco

Lewis Hamilton didn’t have the best of qualifyings for the Monaco grand prix by hitting the barrier with his left rear wheel in Qualifying 1, breaking the suspension. At least he did have a good timed lap in before which would nearly have gotten him through to Q2 (but he wouldn’t have been allowed to re-join in Q2 though).

This is very unfortunate as Lewis was doing very well in practice and looked to qualify in the top few positions. This could potentially have been the McLaren comeback by getting a podium. The new rear wing also seemed to help. The slight gap in the middle of the rear wing can be seem in the above image.

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Exclusive McLaren Aerodynamic Video

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

This exclusive video shows breakthrough in the McLaren Mercedes rear wing which has shaved off between 0.3 and 0.4 seconds a lap compared to the car which raced in Barcelona and you also hear exclusively from Martin Whitmarsh, the Team Principal for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.

Sponsored by Vodafone.

Lewis Hamilton 9th in Spain

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Hamilton racing in Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton finished just outside the points with a 9th position in Barcelona, Spain.

Given that he started from 14th it is a good improvement, though no points is a disappointment to Lewis, McLaren and the fans – but everybody understands that the car desperately needs to be improved.

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Lewis Hamilton Qualified 14th for the Spanish F1 Race

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Lewis Hamilton in Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton qualified in 14th position for the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona tomorrow.

The updates to the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 racing car didn’t seem to help Lewis or Kovalainen, who qualified in 18th position. I think the main reason the updated parts haven’t had a bigger impact is that the parts could not be tested on the track and there were only a few improvements to the car relative to other teams who brought larger changes.

Last year Lewis started in 5th position and finished on the podium – but this year he hasn’t got the kind of car to do it in.

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