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Hamilton disappointed with DNF

Lewis Hamiltond disappointed not to get an apology from Nico Hulkenberg after clash in Sao Paulo
Lewis Hamilton said he was disappointed with Nico Hulkenberg after a clash with the German forced him to retire from his final race for McLaren.

Hamilton was leading in Brazil when he was collected by a spinning Hulkenberg as the pair diced for position in challenging conditions in Sao Paulo, with the Briton forced to park his car with damaged suspension.

Hulkenberg was able to continue and despite being handed a drive-through penalty, took the chequered flag in fifth place – with Jenson Button taking advantage of the incident to come through an secure victory.

Speaking to reporters afterwards, Hamilton was unhappy to see his time with McLaren come to an end with a retirement and the Briton admitted he was disappointed that there had been no apology from Hulkenberg after the chequered flag dropped.

"The dude did not even come and say sorry," he said. "That is what happens when you are racing with the less experienced.

"[However] A big congratulation to Jenson and Sebastian. They did a fantastic job. I feel OK. I am happy for the team that we got a win and feeling good for the future. I feel numb, a little bit like I did in 2007, and it is mixed emotions at the moment.

“I'm sad that we were leading and I didn't get to see through the race and also that I am leaving. But I am excited for the future and hopefully I will have a little bit of luck at some stage."



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Nick - Unregistered

November 25, 2012 7:35 PM

Stats only tell half the story though. Hamilton has annihilated Button this year, and anyone with any knowledge of this sport knows that the standings dont paint a true picture.

DJ from TJ - Unregistered

November 25, 2012 7:54 PM

Figure I post my opinion on the Lewis Vs. Jenson rivalry. Lewis is the better of the 2 period. The results don't reflect the reality, Lewis can drive any car fast regardless of conditions and/or set up specially in qualifying. Jenson, a good driver and deserved World champion requires a special set of circunstances for him to deliver, he misses set ups a lot and can't drive around them. Anyways, I really enjoyed the ontrack battles between them 2, they were truly gentleman to each other and raced each other hard and clean, I can only remember one incident between them 2 and it wasn't even intentional. Jenson nicest guy yes, faster than Lewis NO WAY.



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