by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
GP Week : Issue 207
Mercedes: not entirely smooth sailing lewis Hamilton didn’t quite know whether to smile or grimace after a Grand Prix which delivered a podium from a pit lane start: “On one hand I'm very grateful to have been able to get through with all the difficulties I've had this weekend, obviously yesterday and the first lap. I can't believe how things have gone but to be able to come back through... the safety Cars obviously helped quite a lot but naturally I look at the fact that I had the pace this weekend but I lost quite a lot of opportunistic points. still, we're there in the fight, fortunately I stayed ahead of my team-mate, which means I'm still there or thereabouts.” However, lewis did reveal the secret to getting himself ‘up’ after a day like saturday ... “I had a pizza last night! I did – some pizza and some chocolate and watched a movie. I went to dinner with Niki and played a prank on him as it was his birthday and just tried to have some fun. “I also got a letter from one of my fans this morning and just the comments it had in it were really uplifting and really helped kick my mind into gear so I'm grateful for that.” For his part, Nico Rosberg was able to rationalize the day’s disappointments. Certainly, the first safety Car put him back into the pack, but forward progress from there wasn’t as meteoric as the Mercedes’ outright pace would suggest – and he alluded to the smoking rear brakes clearly seen on television: "That was a disappointing afternoon. A few things didn't work out for me and it was a very up and down race. “In the beginning it was all under control. unfortunately the safety Car cost me the lead, because I just missed the pit entry and then I couldn't pit. I also had some braking issues after the safety Car went in and a difficult period of time with handling this, which cost me some positions. “Then I was able to push a lot. I had a great last stint and at the end there was one chance to overtake lewis in the last lap, but it didn't work out. so that is massively disappointing. “We need to sit down and analyse internally what went wrong today. I'm still leading the championship, which is a positive thing, and I'll be ready to attack again after the summer break." Lewis' race was this close to disaster, his first lap 'off' thanks to cold brakes, almost ended badly ... 31 GPWEEK.com // 31 GPWEEK.com // F1 >>> HUNGARY PARTNERS: