Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Melbourne, 2011

Hamilton hails “massive step” for McLaren

2011 Australian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Melbourne, 2011
Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Melbourne, 2011

Lewis Hamilton said McLaren have made a “massive step” after qualifying second for the Australian Grand Prix.

Hamilton said: “I’m thrilled to be here today.

“The guys at the factory have done an unbelievable job. A massive step this weekend, the car’s feeling fantastic and of course we still have a lot of work to do be we’ve really got ourselves on the right track and a great foundation for us to build upon.

“I know the guys back in the factory will keep trying but a big thank-you to everyone at home, keep pushing!”

Hamilton qualified second despite having a problem with KERS halfway through his fastest lap.

Jenson Button took fourth on the grid behind Mark Webber.

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