Bahrain

Last Race: 19th Apr Bahrain

Bahrain GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Kimi Raikkonen
3 Nico Rosberg
Spain

Next Race: 10th May Spain

Hamilton looking to end qualy woes

2014-07-25 11:59:00

 RSS

Share:

Hamilton looking to end qualy woes

Lewis Hamilton admits he needs to get his "old form" back in qualifying if he is to start chipping away at Nico Rosberg's lead in the standings...

Lewis Hamilton admits he needs to get his "old form" back in qualifying if he is to start chipping away at Nico Rosberg's lead in the standings.


After claiming four pole positions in the first five races of the 2014 campaign, the Britain has failed to secure a P1 on the grid in the next five grands prix and he has paid for it in recent races.

Rosberg has opened a 14-point gap at the top after he won the German GP from pole and Hamilton knows he can't afford to start races too far behind his Mercedes team-mate.

"Qualifying has not gone quite as well, and I realise that into the second half of the season I need to get back to my old form there. Then I feel like I'll be the full package," Hamilton wrote in his latest blog for BBC Sport.

"I've had a difficult run of races for me in qualifying - I've not been on pole now for five races, and that has not made things easy for me in the Championship.

I feel like I've had the pace to be on pole at all those grands prix but it just hasn't worked out. Some of that has been down to me, and some of it has not. I've made some mistakes and had some bad luck.

"I have no doubt I have the pace; I've just got to start delivering. I don't really know why it hasn't come together."

He added: "I'm hoping this weekend I'm going to be able to get that back again, because one thing I do know is that my race pace has just got stronger and stronger."

Here's a man with a lot of reasons to be happy

Editor's Picks

Tech: McLaren Rear Wing

Tech: McLaren Rear Wing

Matt Somerfield looks at the new rear wing top flap and mainplane that was introduced on Fernando Alonso's car in Bahrain...

Team-Mate Wars: Bahrain

Team-Mate Wars: Bahrain

In F1, the first person you have to beat is your team-mate. Andrew Davies' Team-Mate Wars bows out for the final time...

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...

Kvyat Crossroads

Kvyat Crossroads

Out-gunned by his team-mate, Daniil Kyvat could be facing the stark reality that goes with racing for the Red Bull squad...

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...