March 28th, 2009
15 18th in Melbourne
Lewis Hamilton’s 2009 Formula 1 season hasn’t gotten off to a fantastic start with the car being slower than most of the competition as well as he having problems with the gearbox.
There was no more drive in the gearbox, there is an issue there.
I don’t know what it is, but we are working on fixing it – we will have to fix it or we won’t be racing tomorrow. We will have some fun starting back there in 15th.
Hamilton still seems to be in good spirits which is one of his best qualities. The season is going to be long and the first race hasn’t even started yet.
Australian Qualifying Results:
1. BUTTON Brawn 2. BARRICHELLO Brawn 3. VETTEL Red Bull 4. KUBICA BMW 5. ROSBERG Williams 6. GLOCK Toyota 7. MASSA Ferrari 8. TRULLI Toyota 9. RAIKKONEN Ferrari 10. WEBBER Red Bull 11. HEIDFELD BMW 12. ALONSO Renault 13. NAKAJIMA Williams 14. KOVALAINEN McLaren 15. HAMILTON McLaren 16. BUEMI Toro Rosso 17. PIQUET Renault 18. FISICHELLA Force India 19. SUTIL Force India 20. BOURDAIS Toro Rosso
Update: McLaren had to change Lewis Hamilton’s gearbox and therefore Lewis has to start from the back of the grid. Toyota have also been found to have too flexible rear wings and they have to start from the pit lane.
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