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Hamilton 'satisfied' with third

Sunday 25th March 2012

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Hamilton 'satisfied' with third

Hamilton 'satisfied' with third

Lewis Hamilton says he won't complain about his Malaysian GP result after claiming his second podium in as many grands prix.

Despite starting from pole position and holding on through the rain delay on lap 9 and the subsequent restart, Hamilton could only manage third in Sunday's 56-lap race.

In the tricky wet conditions, the Brit lost out to Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez, finishing almost 15s down on the Ferrari winner.

However, while he wasn't too happy last time out in Australia when he lost out on the victory, this weekend Hamilton said he had no complaints with the result.

"I think we can be satisfied," Hamilton said.

"Fernando and Sergio drove fantastically today and it was very tough to catch them.

"We would have liked to have more points this weekend but I can't complain as I'm on the podium for the second weekend in a row."

Speaking about the grand prix, Hamilton admitted he just didn't have the pace to catch the leading duo especially after losing ground when he had issues with a rear jack in first his post-suspension pit.

"It was just a very eventful race, really," he said.

"Trying to find the right time to change from the extreme tyres to mediums. We were probably a bit late with that, and then to slicks.

"Making the call is down to whether you take the risk or not, and the others went a little bit earlier.

"We lost a bit of times in our pit stops, so I lost a bit of time there. Trying to close a 12-second gap was pretty tough."

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