Hamilton: “A good weekend compared to what I’ve had”

2011 Korean Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Korea, 2011

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Korea, 2011

Lewis Hamilton said he was satisfied with second place in the Korean Grand Prix.

Speaking in press conference after the race he said: “It was OK, it wasn’t too bad. Mark drove really well through the race and congratulations to Sebastian.

“They were massively quick throughout the weekend, particularly in the race. It was impossible to be able to catch Sebastian and overtake.

“And then later on in the race I just really struggled. I had pretty much full lock on everywhere and struggling with a lot of understeer.

“But nonetheless it’s a good weekend for me compared to what I’ve had in the past so I’m happy.”

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39 comments on Hamilton: “A good weekend compared to what I’ve had”

  1. Marks said on 16th October 2011, 18:10

    Seems Hamilton not happy at all, he feels Maclaren Bos Martin Whitmarsh was supporting his Golden boy Button

  2. lewymp4 (@lewymp4) said on 16th October 2011, 21:14

    Great weekend for Lewis…..breaking the run of pole positions taken by the drink company, and having a very exciting and spirited duel with Mark for second place. I’m still amazed how some members of the media will go out of their way, and look for anything to criticize Hamilton with. Steve Matchett here in the states a commentator for Speed, was very critical of Lewis because he asked the team, ” don’t talk to me while I’m racing, ” and Matchett response was….” Hamilton again being frustrated with his team ” , as if that’s the first time that he has heard such a request being made by a driver. Raikkonen at Australia in 2008 comes immediately to mind, and not a peep from Matchett, probably just laughter, and Noooo being frustrated with the team. Another incident whereas Matchett IMO really went off the charts, is when Lewis radioed the team to only ask, did they put in extra front wing…that’s all…extra front wing! Matchet response was, ” But I tell you what guys, and I still have a great sense that Hamilton is just not happy with his team at all, and his radio transmissions are very short and curt….he’s not jelling with his team, and just not with this team any longer. ”

    This is the type on nonsense that Lewis has contantly too endure.

  3. Maksutov (@maksutov) said on 17th October 2011, 2:12

    ok Lewis did a great job, well done. No collisions, respectful driving and excellent defense. Both Webber and Hamilton did great. And again he showed respect to his opponents on track. Which is what’s required if he wants to get anywhere.

    Regarding why he may not have looked very satisfied, well who knows…could be something personal…., but if it is team related (as some have mentioned) then that is tough luck. At the moment, Button really needs to solidify his 2nd position in the championship because he is under threat from Alonso. However, I think Hamilton has always had excellent support from the team… but what goes around comes around…

  4. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 17th October 2011, 2:51

    This is a race probably we see Lewis grow up,he raced with Mark just the way a true & good racing driver should,harsh but fair.I hope he carries this momentum in the next 3 races & into 2012 F1 season.

  5. Alain (@paganbasque) said on 17th October 2011, 8:46

    What a wonderful defense from Lewis, it was an epic battle between him and Max, who was desesperated behind the english guy. I am happy to see that Lewis is recovering from the personal crisis he is suffering. For me he was the driver of the day.

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