Hamilton appears for turnaround in Malaysia
Published on March 29, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Lewis Hamilton won the pole for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver is hunting for a strong finish right after his bad functionality in Australia.
Lewis Hamilton put the disappointment of early retirement in Melbourne behind him to claim his second pole of the Formula One particular season at a moist Sepang – and the Brit is hoping that a troublefree race will let him to open his 2014 account.
“I’;m truly content, firstly with the occupation the team has done and just normally how effectively we have done during the weekend,” said Hamilton. “But nowadays was just amazing, how considerably it rained just before qualifying, and then for the duration of the session it was extremely, very tricky out there I believe for every person. Especially at the finish it was practically unattainable to see anything at all.
“During my last lap I just could not see a issue behind (Nico) Hulkenberg. I could not see where the track went, didn’;t know in which the corners have been, when to brake. To begin the lap I couldn’;t see the place Fernando (Alonzo) was behind me, so it was not possible to attempt to get a gap, so I had to bail out.”
Hamilton explained he felt a lot more comfortable on the total wet tires that had been employed later in the session, despite the fact that he was not in a position to enhance on his last lap in Q3
“I was not actually able to drag the most out of the (intermediates) and when I acquired to the extremes it was a lot less complicated extract it. I saw in which I was dropping time and it was quite simple to right it. Obviously my lap at the end, what I qualified on, was obviously not my optimum, not my ideal lap, it was the very first lap. So at the end I kind of just messed it up for myself, I was in an awkward place, I wasn’;t ready to go get an additional lap. But naturally I consider with the fresh tires there was a lot more grip, so I should have been capable to eke out a small bit much more time.
With regards to the race he stated: Undoubtedly, for myself and for the staff the priority is to try out to bag as several points, collectively, me and Nico (Rosberg). I feel we have a great chance, we have received a wonderful auto and the team’;s just doing fantastically proper now, so fingers crossed we both see our way by way of to the finish line.”
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