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Hamilton to start Australian Grand Prix 15th

Reigning Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton is out of qualifying for this weeknd's Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

The McLaren-Mercedes star narrowly crept through into Q2 in 15th place - a performance that he admitted had surprised him given the Woking-based outfit's pre-season struggles - but he was subsequently forced out of contention before Q2 had even got underway, complaining of a 'loss of drive' from his MP4-24.

The Briton will consequently begin the curtain-raising outing on the 2009 calendar from a lowly 15th position on the starting grid - presuming there is no requirement for a gearbox change, in which case he would be forced to start from right at the very back.


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FooAtari .

March 28, 2009 9:03 AM
Last Edited 3009 days ago

@john Hmmm, thats right because McLaren do not have the record for the most successful season with 15 out of 16 race wins, leading all but 27 laps of the WHOLE season in 1988 They also have not won 8 constructors and 12 driver championships. Stop being a 'tard. Every team has it's off years.



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