Lewis Hamilton finishes 4th at MonzaSeptember 11th, 2011
Lewis Hamilton’s comments after the race:
It was a good race: I finished and I got some points, so I can’t really complain.
At the restart, Michael [Schumacher] was on my outside; I was looking at him in my mirrors, then, all of a sudden, the guys ahead had gone, so I missed an opportunity to slipstream Sebastian [Vettel]. So they caught me napping.
We were a little bit slow on the straight today, which meant it was hard to get past Michael, who was faster along the straight even when I had my DRS activated. I had to really fight Schumacher, but the fact that I finished ahead of him meant everything was okay. That’s racing.
The support we’ve had in Italy – the weather, the fans – has all been incredible and I’m really looking forward to coming back here again next year.
I doubt it’s still possible to beat Sebastian for the title, but we’ll keep pushing. For now, I’m looking ahead to the flyaways – they’re going to be exciting and I’m really focused on getting some more wins for the team.