Lewis Hamilton finished 3rd in China

April 15th, 2012

Another good race for Lewis Hamilton. Lewis qualified 2nd in China but due to the gearbox change he received an 5-place grid place penalty resulting him starting from 7th position.

It was a good race and Lewis managed to get back up into 3rd position after Jenson Button in 2nd and first time winner Nico Rosberg.

Lewis Hamilton’s comments after the race:

I had a great race! And, although neither Jenson nor I was sadly able to win, I’m really happy that Nico took his first win today, but I’m also really pleased for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team: both Jenson and I were able to get back on the podium and score some more good points.

It was a tough race, though: I’d love to have been able to challenge Nico, and I think maybe I’d have been able to if I’d started on the front row, but we still managed to move forwards from the start I had a lot of fun overtaking people too. I reckon I got everything out of the car that I possibly could.

It’s also a major positive to know that we’ve got a very consistent car. We just have to make sure we keep moving forwards, that’s all. Mercedes AMG, Red Bull, Ferrari, Lotus and Sauber are all up there – that’s a serious championship and it’s going to make for great racing for the fans to watch.

It’s been a while since I was at the top of the drivers’ world championship – but we’ve got to remain focused. I think if I just continue to work as I am then the wins will surely come, and I’ll keep pushing for some better results in the future.

One Response to “Lewis Hamilton finished 3rd in China”

  1. W Royal says:

    Lewis its unfortunate undid not take z win in Brazil.But a little history 4 u.Your 1st year in formula 1 when u should have won z drivers title,was lost in wet weather;in my words pushing 2 hard.I think with wet weather pushing hard enough is best.I believe have u gone 2 z pit,instead of starting a new lap & taken intermediates would have resulted in a result in your favour.Remember in that first year entering the pits 2 fast resulted in your car sliding onto the grass.Just think about it taking it a little easier and avoid a confrontation or miss-hap would certainly result in you finishing more races, when everything else works in your favour.I believe it was your world championship then and your race to win win yesterday.A little caution avoids errors or accidents.

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