Lewis Hamilton 6th in ChinaApril 19th, 2009
Lewis Hamilton finished the Chinese grand prix in Shanghai in 6th position, after starting from 9th position.
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