Archive for May, 2011

Lewis Hamilton finished 6th in Monaco

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

It wasn’t a superb weekend for Lewis.

I think it basically was down to Qualifying 3, where Hamilton didn’t manage to show his real speed for various reasons (traffic/blocked, not enough runs, red flag etc., whatever it was down to, it wasn’t helping).

Not starting from where he should have started (most likely pole or there about) can’t be good – especially Monaco. So this situation can be frustrating.

Anyway, I think Martin made some objective comments after the race (below). Also he was saying that Lewis apologised to the race stewards afterwards about the ‘joke’ comment (this fact has most likely escaped most reporters or maybe it’s simply not dramatic enough for them to report.

Looking forward to the next race.

Lewis Hamilton after the race:

It’s been a disappointing weekend, really.

This afternoon, in the race itself, I made some strong moves on three drivers – Michael [Schumacher], Felipe [Massa] and Pastor [Maldonado] – and I got penalised for two of them.

Lewis Hamilton finishes 2nd in Barcelona

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Today was another fantastic race performance by Lewis Hamilton. It was a great race to watch and it was action-packed from start to finish.

Lewis did very well to finish in 2nd position having started in 3rd and briefly dropping down to 4th after Alonso’s brief lead in the first few laps.

He hasn’t closed the points-gap to Vettel but Lewis is consistently performing very well given the various circumstances and situations thrown at him and every Lewis Hamilton fan should be very proud! McLaren are really doing a great job with the continued car development.

Very much looking forward to Monaco next weekend!

Lewis Hamilton’s comments after the race:

“A superb team effort”

I was pleasantly surprised by how fast we were today. In race trim, I actually think we were quicker than the Red Bulls, except through the really high-speed stuff.

I pushed as hard as I could all afternoon, and I’m really happy with the result – a few more laps and it might have been a different order at the front, but I just ran out of time at the end.

Lewis Hamilton Cap

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Buy the Official 2011 Lewis Hamilton Cap by Vodafone McLaren Mercedes from the Official McLaren eShop.

The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Lewis Hamilton cap is the official design as worn by Lewis at Grand Prix races.

Lewis Hamilton Cap 2011


The famous Rocket Red with black contrast panelling curving down to the peak. This new style Lewis Cap has a classic 6 panel structure. The cap features hi-vis piping and Lewis’s name and signature to each side created by a “high frequency weld” process.

With VMM logo embroidered in 3D stitching to front panel and ergonomic silicon strip on peak, complete with adjustable buckler fastener. Official Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Merchandise .

Lewis Hamilton finishes 4th in Turkey

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Lewis Hamilton after the race:

“To finish where we started was a good recovery today”

I got a pretty decent start but made a mistake on the opening lap and lost a lot of ground out of Turn Three when I was trying to go around Webber. That was the defining moment of my afternoon: if I hadn’t dropped behind Fernando [Alonso] and Jenson, I think I could have got up to third and battled for second in the race.

The battle with Jenson was good and fair, as always, but that, and the fact that I had too much front-wing dialled into my car meant I struggled to look after the rear tyres; so my tyres were finished and that’s what kick-started the four-stop strategy.

Lewis Hamilton Qualifies 4th in Turkey

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Lewis Hamilton after the Turkish qualifying:

“Definitely in the fight and pushing all the way”

We’re starting on the dirty side of the grid – so our biggest challenge tomorrow could be getting off the line. Every year here I’ve started on the dirty side here!

Mercedes GP and Ferrari have picked up their pace, and it might be hard to overtake the Mercedes GP because they’re very fast on the straights; so if it pans out like that, the Red Bulls could edge away from us.