Lewis Hamilton 6th in China

April 19th, 2009

Lewis Hamilton finished the Chinese grand prix in Shanghai in 6th position, after starting from 9th position.

Lewis Hamilton driving in wet China

As the rain started to pour we knew Lewis is in for a good chance. After the safety car start Lewis managed to get up into 5th position with some great overtaking manovures, includeing a few on Kimi Raikkonen. Unfortunately the conditions were ever changeing and there was standing water on certain parts of the circuit which cought Hamilton out and thur spinning a few times. He did well to get back through the field and finished in 6th position which isn’t a bad result overall.

Lewis’ view on the race

It was almost too difficult to drive at the beginning of the race. I found a good pace and had some fun in the opening laps, but unfortunately destroyed my tyres quite early on.

I made a few too many mistakes today. It was very slippery and my front-left tyre was finished long before the end but I still gave it my best. This afternoon was a real struggle but I’m glad I got some points for the team.

Chinese Grand Prix Race Results:

1.  VETTEL       Red Bull      1h57m43.49s
2.  WEBBER       Red Bull      +11.0s
3.  BUTTON       Brawn         +45.0s
4.  BARRICHELLO  Brawn         +1m03.7s
5.  KOVALAINEN   McLaren       +1m05.1s
6.  HAMILTON     McLaren       +1m11.9s
7.  GLOCK        Toyota        +1m14.5s
8.  BUEMI        Toro Rosso    +1m16.4s
9.  ALONSO       Renault       +1m24.3s
10. RAIKKONEN    Ferrari       +1m31.8s
11. BOURDAIS     Toro Rosso    +1m34.2s
12. HEIDFELD     BMW           +1m35.8s
13. KUBICA       BMW           +1m46.9s
14. FISICHELLA   Force India   +1 lap
15. ROSBERG      Williams      +1 lap
16. PIQUET       Renault       +2 laps
R.  SUTIL        Force India   +6 laps
R.  NAKAJIMA     Williams      +13 laps
R.  MASSA        Ferrari       +36 laps
R.  TRULLI       Toyota        +38 laps

2 Responses to “Lewis Hamilton 6th in China”

  1. Charity says:

    Verdict ?? Not one of the better races but the points matter in the bigger picture. I think it would be nice to get April 29 over and done with and then the focus can change.

  2. victoria says:

    If anyone fancies reading my post analysis of the Chinese Grand Prix, you’ll find it here:


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