Archive for October, 2011

Lewis Hamilton finished 7th in India

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

I guess it was another one of those races, where things just didn’t work out in favour for Lewis. Hamilton lost a place to Massa in the first lap and only managed to hold the gap at around 2 seconds. Then on a new set of tyres Lewis seemed to be faster and Massa made a slight mistake allowing Hamilton to be within the DRS zone. Then as Lewis was about to overtake Massa closed the door and they collided. Massa got a drive-through penalty but it cost Lewis much more time as he had to get a new nose.

Lewis Hamilton finishes 2nd in Korea

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Lewis Hamilton drove a very good race today in Korea. Lewis finished 2nd even though he started from pole position but the Red Bull’s just had a much faster race pace. Lewis did very well to manage to hold onto 2nd position with Mark Webber following Lewis closely and within the DRS zone for at least the last 15 laps.

Well done to Lewis and let’s hope he can keep up this good performance. The McLaren car is looking much better recently although still some way behind the Red Bulls.

Lewis Hamilton’s comments after the Korean F1 race:

This was one of my strongest races of the season. There was so much pressure from Mark [Webber] behind and it would have been so easy to make a mistake, lock up or go wide – but I’m really satisfied that I didn’t do so once. I believe that withstanding pressure is the mark of a world champion, and I think I showed that in today’s race.

Lewis Hamilton is on pole in Korea

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Lewis Hamilton has been looking very well on track in the free practice sessions and in qualifying. You can really see Lewis is looking awesome in the car right now and I hope he’ll have great race. He didn’t look to happy in the press conference but I think he knows that you only get points on Sunday. After a few race wins (and by beating Jenson in the championship) he should have his mojo back very quickly and things should progress well from there.

In the race, if he stays out in front and pulls away from the pack he’s got every chance of winning the race – and boy do we want him to win! I can’t wait for the race. Set the alarm clock. Go Lewis!

Throughout the year, I don’t think my qualifying performances have been too bad – it’s only in the last two races that I didn’t manage to get my final run in Q3 – so today’s result wasn’t entirely unexpected. Still, we’ve been quick as a team and never stopped making improvements to the car. I’m so, so proud of all the men and women both here at the circuit and back at Woking who’ve worked so hard to get us back to where we want to be.

Lewis Hamilton finishes 5th in Japan

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

This was a disappointing race for me, but it was a great day for Jenson and the whole team. Jenson did a remarkable job today – he really deserved this victory, but it wasn’t a great one for me. Still, I’m going to keep my head up and look ahead to the next race where I’ll hopefully have another chance.

Past traits of an F1 Champ?

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Carbuzz analysed all of the 32 champions over the entire history of Formula 1 spanning 50 years. There are some pretty interesting and clear trends in terms of what makes a champion: