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F1 Monaco Grand Prix: Hamilton angry over Rosberg error

Lewis Hamilton cut an angry figure in the post-race press conference after seeing team-mate Nico Rosberg take pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton cut an angry figure in the post-race press conference after seeing team-mate Nico Rosberg take pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Rosberg had taken provisional pole position on the first runs but ran wide at Mirabeau and took to the escape road on his final flying lap, bringing out the yellow flags and ensuring Hamilton behind could not improve. While Hamilton stopped short of accusing his team-mate of going off deliberately, he was clearly unhappy when questioned after the session.

“It's ironic, I was a few tenths up, but it's OK,” Hamilton said.

Asked if he felt he was on target to take pole, Hamilton replied: “I was on target."

And pressed on what would have happened if the yellow flags had not been brought out, he said: “I was on a pole lap, but I guess I should have done it earlier.”

While Rosberg has provisional pole position, the stewards have confirmed that the incident which brought out the yellow flags is under investigation.




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Bradenws

May 24, 2014 3:21 PM
Last Edited 95 days ago

There's something distinctly unpalatable about Lewis' sulking. I hate to just bag on him, and it's admittedly minor and petty to focus overly-much on this, but something struck me as just irritating about his reaction interview. Somehow Lewis comes across as extra entitled and arrogant in this. Too bad, he's been conducting himself so nicely until this weekend.

Nick101

May 24, 2014 5:27 PM

For everyone saying Hamilton was robbed of pole, get a clue. In the on board comparison Rosbergs best time was still ahead of Hamilton at the point he hit the yellow flags. Yes, the middle sector had been strong for Hamilton all day, but equally his final sector was worse than even the McLarens. Saying Hamilton was robbed of pole because of the yellow flags is the height of arrogance. Rosberg did rob him of pole - because he was faster.



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