Lewis Hamilton is on pole in Korea

October 15th, 2011

Lewis Hamilton has been looking very well on track in the free practice sessions and in qualifying. You can really see Lewis is looking awesome in the car right now and I hope he’ll have great race. He didn’t look to happy in the press conference but I think he knows that you only get points on Sunday. After a few race wins (and by beating Jenson in the championship) he should have his mojo back very quickly and things should progress well from there.

In the race, if he stays out in front and pulls away from the pack he’s got every chance of winning the race – and boy do we want him to win! I can’t wait for the race. Set the alarm clock. Go Lewis!

Throughout the year, I don’t think my qualifying performances have been too bad – it’s only in the last two races that I didn’t manage to get my final run in Q3 – so today’s result wasn’t entirely unexpected. Still, we’ve been quick as a team and never stopped making improvements to the car. I’m so, so proud of all the men and women both here at the circuit and back at Woking who’ve worked so hard to get us back to where we want to be.

Of course, pole position is still only the first step, particularly when we know that tomorrow’s race will be long and unpredictable. Pole is always a great achievement and I’m particularly proud to have achieved it at the team’s 700th Formula 1 grand prix.

We’ve been working to improve our starts, and I hope we can convert pole into the lead tomorrow. The grand prix’s going to be tough, and it’ll be difficult to beat the two guys starting immediately behind me, but I hope to keep the lead and control the race in a responsible way.

I now want to put all my energy into the race.

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