Hamilton: Webber “in my blind spot”

Lewis Hamilton held back from blaming Mark Webber for the collision which put him out of the Singapore Grand Prix.

Speaking after the race he said:

He was in my blind spot, I didn’t even know he was still there.

I don’t know I’ll have to look at the video replay. Honestly I don’t even know what happened. I didn’t see anyone alongside me and the next thing I know my tyre’s blown and that’s it.
Lewis Hamilton

Having failed to score in three of the last four races, Hamilton has fallen to third in the championship.

Asked if he felt he could still win it he said:

I think its a tough call. There’s still four races to go but I couldn’t have expected a worse two races at this crucial point in the year.

I’ll do my best but hopefully either me or Jenson can do it.
Lewis Hamilton

Webber was able to finish the race despite the damage to his front-right wheel, and the stewards decided no penalty was in order.

Speaking in the press conference he compared the collision to Hamilton’s contact with Massa at Monza two weeks ago:

The contact was similar to what he had in Monza with Felipe. It could have easily been my front tyre that was damaged.
Mark Webber

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100 comments on Hamilton: Webber “in my blind spot”

  1. About the Webber Hamilton incident, my take on it is :
    – Had Hamilton not tried the pass or let Webber through, he wouldn’t be worthy of being a world champion
    – Had Webber not tried to defend like he did, he wouldn’t be worthy of being a world champion.

    I loved the attempt, felt bad for Hamilton, just bad luck. Webber tossed the coin by hitting Hamilton, and it ended on the right side for him. Good for him.

  2. charlieboy said on 27th September 2010, 15:19

    i hope I don’t get my head bitten off for this but I think Webber wanted the contact and it worked for him.

    He saw an opp against a rival how many people wouldn’t do same?

    And yes I am a Hamilton fan but I also have a great respect for Webber aswell

  3. Just thinking out loud here : but what an outrage it would have been had it been Hamilton underbraking and hitting Webber and putting him out of contention for the WDC.

  4. Why did Hamilton have to stop if his tyre was only flat? couldn’t he have made it back to the pits?

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