Archive for March, 2011

Lewis Hamilton 2nd in Australia

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

“A GREAT RESULT – WE WERE COMPETITIVE ENOUGH TO COMPETE FOR THE WIN.”

A fantastic drive by Lewis Hamilton and a superb performance by McLaren to dramatically improve the car in a very short amount of time.

Lewis Hamilton after the race:

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Lewis Hamilton Qualified 2nd in Melbourne

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

I was really happy with my lap today. The car felt fantastic, and I owe it all to the guys back at the factory, in the design office and those building components. They need to give themselves a huge pat on the back. It was a brave decision to make such a dramatic change to the car, and a superb effort to deliver that change. An amazing turnaround!

However, although I was pleased with my performance today, my KERS Hybrid stopped working halfway round my final lap – I had 40 per cent left that I couldn’t deploy – but that would have been worth only an extra couple of tenths. Still, it’s good to know, because this car platform is now definitely something we can build upon.

Tomorrow is a long race and it won’t be won at the first corner. We need to take home some good points from this weekend because we know our car will only get better.

We still have some work to do, but I think the race is winnable from here – and I’ll be giving Sebastian [Vettel] the race of his life tomorrow!

Poll Results: The Strongest Competitor for Lewis Hamilton in 2011 is…

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Over 2,000 Lewis Hamilton fans voted on who is likely to be Hamilton’s strongest competitor in 2011.

Sebastian Vettel, the 2010 champion, is perceived to be the main threat. Followed by Alonso who is always a threat in a good car. Hamilton’s team-mate Jenson Button was voted the 3rd strongest competitor in front of Mark Webber (4th) and Michael Schumacher (5th).

Voting Data:

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POLL: Lewis Hamilton’s Strongest Competitor in 2011?

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Poll is now closed. RESULTS ARE HERE.

One vote per person please. Multiple entries will be filtered out.
[Last year’s results]


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