F1 » Horner: Nothing wrong with Hamilton action

Christian Horner defends Lewis Hamilton over his decision to unlap himself in Germany

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July 24, 2012 9:30 AM

I think the whole Red Bull team are a little bit frustrated, while they lead the constructors standings, any gain the drivers make on Alonso, seems to get lost at the next oppertunity, Lewis Hamilton was simply an easy target (he does that), perhaps losing out to JB in the first place (on track) was the real source of the frustration

James Montgomery

July 24, 2012 10:34 AM

Whilst Horner can be a difficult person to get along with - he knows the rules very well.... Thus why Red Bull are in such trouble over their Engine Mapping but got away with it on a technicality.

Of course Horner is annoyed about Hamilton un-lapping himself, but as he stated, he was within his right to do it.

Horner isn't my favourite cup of tea, but he has always been fair in his assesment and is the first to admit he is wrong when he has to.

chris - Unregistered

July 24, 2012 10:45 AM

notling wrong with Lh action?..didnt he saw vettel right hand guesture and left hand too?...surly u cant miss that honer?!...Lh head was full of racing puke juice and he cant wait to get pass alonso or vettel..and guess what honer?..Lh did the right thing to block vettel and gave vettel arrghhhhhhh!...WTF is that LH doing?.... hahhhahaha..good move Lh thats the best move happen in f1 history of dirty racing

whitew - Unregistered

July 24, 2012 11:51 AM

Am I the only person that thinks when Hamilton passed Vettel, he is then a back marker and blue flags should be waved for him to let Vettel back passed.


July 24, 2012 12:25 PM

The question to Vettel should be thus:

If you don't think a car should be able to unlap itself given the opportunity, shouldn't they just retire once they go a lap down?

What if there'd been a safety car as Hamilton did Vettel, he'd have been able to rejoin the back of the queue and would have been back in with a shout, albeit an unlikely one.

Hamilton was unlucky at Hockenheim to get that early puncture, in unlapping himself he proved that he had the race pace to be with the front runners, whether or not he'd have beaten them in a straight fight is another matter. By retiring, they can now replace the gearbox and other bits without facing a penalty, so for people on other stories to say he retired in a strop is bull. A lot of people on here know very little about a sport they profess to know everything about

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