Formula 1 News

McLaren can upstage Red Bull - Hamilton

The Briton will start from 3rd and will try to make his way into a better position and why not, a victory.
Saturday, October 27, 2012

NEW DELHI, Oct 27, 2012 (AFP) - Lewis Hamilton remained confident on Saturday that McLaren can beat Red Bull in Sunday's Indian Grand Prix despite the champions' third straight clean sweep of the front row grid positions.

Hamilton qualified third ahead of his McLaren team-mate and fellow-Briton Jenson Button.

He said: "We are not quick enough to be ahead of these guys (on the grid) but we can definitely challenge them in the race.

"Our race pace in practice was as good as theirs so I am excited about that."

The Ferraris of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa start behind the McLarens on row three and Hamilton said he expected them to be a threat in race trim.

He added: "Ferrari had a slightly faster pace overall, but we don't know what fuel they were on.

"If we can get a good start and have a good fight with these guys then hopefully (we will have) a better race than the last few ones we did.

"I am looking forward to a race where we don't have any issues and can just fight to get some good points."

Team-mate Button said overnight work on his car had helped him. He said: "The car was pretty difficult yesterday, but we improved it a lot overnight.

"Coming here it was very difficult to get the tyres into their operating window, but we have finally found a place which works for us, so we're pretty happy.

"We got it together today, and hopefully the improvements we made will work on high fuel as well as they have on low fuel.

"We still need improvements in the race to really challenge the Red Bulls, but we can do a lot from (the second row).

"We should be happy with what we have done today as a team - we're not far off the Red Bulls and in front of the Ferraris."

Your Comments

 

Next F1 Race

Canada
Jun 7
Canada

Formula 1 News

Monday, May 18, 2015

F1 changes yet to clear hurdles

F1plusStore

F1 Standings

Drivers
Teams
1 Lewis Hamilton 126
2 Nico Rosberg 116
3 Sebastian Vettel 98
4 Kimi Räikkönen 60
5 Valtteri Bottas 42
6 Felipe Massa 39
1 Mercedes 242
2 Ferrari 158
3 Williams F1 81
4 Red Bull Racing 52
5 Sauber 21
6 Sahara Force India 17

View complete standings table »

F1plusStore

Last F1 Race

Monaco Grand Prix
Monte Carlo, Circuit of Monaco
1
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
2
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
3
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
Fastest Lap


0s

Pole Position

Lewis Hamilton

View all »

 

Follow Us