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Post-race press conference - Australian GP - Pt.1

Lewis, what happened at the start, because it was almost as though when you changed into second or third gear the car seemed to hesitate or bog down?

Lewis Hamilton:
I'm not really sure what happened but I lost at least too many positions.

And during that first round of pit stops you seemed to lose around five or six seconds? I didn't see how you lost it.

Lewis Hamilton:
Me neither.

How about the tyres?

Lewis Hamilton:
I had some degradation on my first set although probably similar to others.

And how hard was Webber pushing at the end?

Lewis Hamilton:
Yeah, he was very quick. I damaged my tyres behind Sebastian, then I decided to drop back a little bit so I had some clear air but Mark was definitely putting pressure on.

And with DRS and KERS you were unable to get past Sebastian.

Lewis Hamilton:
Yeah, they were very quick down the straight, so there was no chance of getting past.

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Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren Mercedes and 1st place Jenson Button (GBR), McLaren Mercedes
1st place Jenson Button (GBR), McLaren Mercedes
2nd place Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing with 1st place Jenson Button (GBR), McLaren Mercedes and 3rd place Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren Mercedes

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