F1 » Defiant Hamilton vows 'I'll never give up!'


Lewis Hamilton has vowed to do all he can to salvage some points from the back of the grid in the Spanish Grand Prix.

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Pole Position - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 10:56 AM

@ Waluz I think Massa has more pressing problems than battling Hamilton. In case u didn't know he's in trouble. All he needs is another incident. He should be doing all he can to hold onto that seat of his. lol

sodesu

May 13, 2012 11:12 AM

As soon as they realised he didn't have enough fuel on board they could have aborted and brought him in. That may not have put them on pole, but at least it would not relegate him to the back of the field. They wanted to let him finish his flying lap despite knowing it would lead to a rule-breaching situation and for that reason I think the punishment is adequate.

Googolplex

May 13, 2012 11:13 AM

Lewis might be defiant, but while Taipan's young nephew is doing work experience at McLaren it will be an uphill battle. Last race he was left rear wheel gunner and he was seen helping the guys with the refuelling for qualifying yesterday. Let's see where they have him for the race.

mad-man - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 11:55 AM

Who ever is in control of making race decisions in mclare should be shot, hamilton was 5tents up on a wiliams which wont hav good race pace, q1 q2 any one could see lewis had extra pace in his pocket, button new he would get pole, so why in hell does that stuped enginer decide to short fule him knowing that fim changed the regs after that stuped stuped enginer did the same thing in canada, mclaren are a joke,

ghog - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 11:58 AM

I reckon the Fia have this one absolutley wrong.


Of course the Driver and Team win & loose together But this situation is a bit differant.
The"Illegal" car is to do with the Team - they should have CS points or a monetary fine awarded (or LH should hav started in his quali two position as that fuel was checked.

This ruling should be revised before the race start as he used his tyres in accordance with challenging for Pole position.

Putting the Pole Postion car on the back of the grid is potentially dangerous, he obviously going catch up with half the grid on the 1st lap.

Why put the fastest car/driver behind the slowest ones? Note:HRT only just made the 107% ruling!

mrfill

May 13, 2012 12:08 PM

This is a technical infringement and the penalty is normally exclusion from the race. Being allowed to start at the back is actually a concession, perhaps acknowledging the driver's innocence.

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