Russia

Last Race: 12th Oct Russia

Russia GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

Hamilton happy to skip 'silly season'

Wednesday 18th September 2013

Share:

Hamilton happy to skip 'silly season'

Hamilton happy to skip 'silly season'

Lewis Hamilton admits it's a relief not to be involved in this year's driver merry-go-round as it is too stressful.

The 2008 World Champion was one of the key figures in last year's market as his decision to move from McLaren to Mercedes triggered several other driver movements.

This year's silly season has once again been interesting as Ferrari's decision to replace Felipe Massa with Kimi Raikkonen will lead to a few other changes on the grid.

However, Hamilton has been following this year's drama from a distance.

"Last year I tried my best to avoid all the speculation, but of course it was difficult to deal with all the questions and the fact that I didn't know where I was going to," he told Brazilian website Totalrace.com.br.

"It was draining all my energy, but now I don't have to worry about that anymore. It's a great feeling to be in this position. The difference is like night and day."

Setting Up In Austin

Editor's Picks

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Jenson Button says he would have no problem partnering Fernando Alonso at McLaren as "nothing scares" him...

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Sporting rumours should always be taken with a pinch of salt, but F1 has proven time and time again that where there's smoke, there's fire...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

The Russian Grand Prix was a great event but a poor race, thanks to Pirelli's failure to do basic research...