Archive for June, 2011

Lewis Hamilton finished 4th in Valencia

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Lewis Hamilton’s comments after the race:

I got a poor start and lost out to both Ferraris.

After that, it was a long race – the team asked me to stay out for as long as I could, and I was pushing all the way, but I struggled with oversteer and to be honest didn’t feel totally comfortable with the tyres.

Lewis Hamilton qualified 3rd in Valencia

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Lewis did well to qualify in 3rd position behind Vettel and Webber today, with Button only managing 6th.

Looking forward to an exciting and probably close race on the Valencia street circuit in Spain tomorrow. Lewis qualified much better than in the last few races so hopefully everything should go a lot smoother for him in the race tomorrow.

Lewis Hamilton’s comments after qualifying:

I’m excited to be in the fight: we can win from this position. Of course, we’ll need a bit of luck with the strategy and the pitstops, but our guys are on great form. You’ve got to be fortunate and maximise absolutely everything to get ahead of the Red Bulls – and, hopefully, that can happen tomorrow.

Lewis Hamilton DNF in Canada

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Another weekend that hasn’t gone Lewis Hamilton’s way. You could see that Lewis was driving very well, pushing and overtaking cars until the misunderstanding with his McLaren team-mate.

It seems that the root of the recent problems lie with the qualifying results as this is putting Lewis in a lower grid position which is putting extra pressure on him to make it back to the front to keep in touch with Vettel.

It has to be said that it didn’t exactly go Vettel’s way either who made a mistake on the last lap letting Jenson Button through to take the win.

Lewis Hamilton’s comments after the Montreal race:

First of all, I have to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Jenson – he drove an absolutely incredible race and thoroughly deserved this victory. It was an utterly fantastic performance, from a truly great driver.

I’m also sorry for the team; they’ve worked really hard this week and we could have done with the points that a two-car finish would have earned us today.