Austria

Last Race: 21st June Austria

Austria GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Felipe Massa
Great Britain

Next Race: 05th July Great Britain

Hamilton 'definitely' in the hunt

2013-04-15 13:20:00

 RSS

Share:

Hamilton 'definitely' in the hunt

Lewis Hamilton may not be focusing on the World title but after back-to-back podiums believes he is in the hunt...

Lewis Hamilton may not be focusing on the World title but after back-to-back podiums believes he is in the hunt.


Although many believes Hamilton's title quest would suffer this season after joining Mercedes, it has done just the opposite in the early running.

Back-to-back third-placed results in Malaysia and China have Hamilton fourth on the log where he trails Sebastian Vettel by 12 points.

"I am," he told Autosport when asked if he felt that he was in the title fight. "I definitely feel like that at the moment.

"But, I am not focusing on the title because you never know.

"Look at Nico Rosberg's car [which retired with anti roll-bar failure]. It didn't finish and that could happen to me any time, although fingers crossed it does not.

"It can happen to anyone. Fernando [Alonso] didn't finish the last race and he is scoring high points, so he is looking very strong."

However, such is Mercedes' strength and their improvement from last year that Hamilton concedes they were a bit disappointed to only finish third.

"We are really happy with it, and it is almost to the point that it shows how we have improved so much.

"To be disappointed with a third is a fortunate position to be in.

"It has been a good weekend. Of course I would have loved to have won, as that is what I came here to do, but we just were not as quick as the Ferraris.

"Maybe if we did not have some of the issues with the front wing then I might have been able to overtake the Lotus [of Kimi Raikkonen], maybe, but they were still very quick even though he had problems with his front wing.

"We just need to improve. As Ross [Brawn] said on the radio, we are not quite there yet but we are not that far away."

Max in thought ahead of Saturday's running

Editor's Picks

F1's Not Sick, It's Neutered

F1's Not Sick, It's Neutered

As the town crier predicts the end of the F1 world, Jean Todt insists the sport just has a headache; take two and call me in the morning...

Conclusions From Austria

Conclusions From Austria

Danger is never far away, McLaren into the abyss, game of moans and more in our conclusions from the Red Bull Ring...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

Williams Update The FW37

Williams Update The FW37

Williams arrived in Austria with perhaps their largest update package for some time and Matt Somerfield looks at some of those upgrades...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...