Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Hamilton: You can't always get it right

Saturday 5th April 2014

 RSS

Share:

Hamilton: You can't always get it right

Hamilton: You can't always get it right

Rather than be dejected as his pole run came to an end, Lewis Hamilton has congratulated Nico Rosberg for his success in Bahrain.

Hamilton headed into Saturday night's qualifying as the driver to beat having set the pace in all three practice sessions.

However, it was his Mercedes team-mate Rosberg who was triumphant.

The German clocked a 1:33.185 to edge Hamilton by 0.279s while the Brit's second attempt came to naught when he made a mistake and backed off.

But rather than get down about it, Hamilton was "proud" to see Mercedes emerge as the strongest team.

Asked if he was disappointed, he said: "Nah, to be honest I'm not, you can't always get it right.

"Congratulations to Nico. He has done a great job this weekend, he's been improving and picking up his pace. He had a really good lap in the end there.

"I made a mistake on my last lap, I locked up and went straight on.

"But generally I really am happy.

"I'm really proud of the team; for us to continue to keep moving forward and progressing as we are."

The 2008 World Champion was questioned about fuel consumption at the Sakhir circuit but downplayed the issue.

"It's no worse than it has been in the past I don't think," he said.

"There is a lot of emphasis put on it but I think we should be fine tomorrow."

Related Links
Rosberg Ends Lewis' Pole Position Run
Saturday's Gallery From Bahrain

Vettel's Maiden Ferrari Run

Editor's Picks

Looking Forward To 2015

Looking Forward To 2015

There's only 87 days to the next grand prix in Melbourne, and already PF1 is looking forward to the season ahead...

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren have finally announced they are retaining Jenson Button for 2015. Here are ten reasons why they made the right choice...

PF1 Prediction Results

PF1 Prediction Results

The results are in and Frank Hopkinson turns into an oracle with his scary prediction about safety in F1...

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Andrew Davies looks at the outstanding race performances this season, not always by drivers who made it onto the podium...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...