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GP Week : Issue 60
Lewis: I don’t blame McLaren LEWIS Hamilton has refused to blame his McLaren team for the pit-stop problems that denied him an almost certain victory at the European Grand Prix. The reigning World Champion had led the first two-thirds of the race from pole position, but at his second pit-stop was held up when his McLaren mechanics appeared unready to receive him. The time lost as the team reacted to his appearance in the pit box cost him the lead of the race, and ultimately the win. Hamilton, however, admitted that he had committed to making a pit-stop when the team told him to continue racing for another lap, and that it was this confusion which had led to the problem. “I think [the team] was probably a little bit unsure whether I had enough [fuel] or I didn’t have enough and the worst thing to do is to risk it and run out of fuel on that last lap,” he said. “So they called me in and I was just on my way in and I’d just got inside the white line and I was already committed and they then told me to do an extra lap. I would probably have lost too much time if I had tried to continue, so it happened. But the team did a fantastic job; they always do a fantastic job. It’s very, very rare that we have these situations. I don’t think it’s a pit issue. It was just unfortunate with the timing.” A day to forg