Last edited by TirNaNog; 24-06-2012 at 05:48 PM.
A great race! Most exciting race at Valencia ever
I think had Grosjean not had a technical issue, he'd have eaten Alonso! But Yay for Lotus. So glad Vettel didn't win! I like the guy but we don't need domination in the season just yet! That's just essential in the last 3 races!
I see he did get a 5 position penalty
That's the Hamilton I love to support! F1 needs more real racing, if it's too much to support a racer, watch chess.Lewis Hamilton said he had no qualms about trying to fend off Pastor Maldonado as his tyres fading at the end of the European Grand Prix - even though the battle culminated in a collision that left the McLaren in the barriers.
Hamilton was holding second behind Fernando Alonso's Ferrari before running out of tyre grip.
Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen overtook him, and Williams's Maldonado was trying to do likewise when he hit the McLaren on the penultimate lap.
"My tyres were gone," said Hamilton. "I don't know where I would have finished. Over the last lap or so, my tyres just went - it was almost like I had flat tyres at the back."
But asked whether he felt in retrospect he should have let Maldonado go, Hamilton replied: "You never let people past, you've got to race for every position you can get."
Michael Schumacher’s Valencia podium finish is under threat, having been called to see the stewards following Sunday afternoon’s highly dramatic European Grand Prix.
Schumacher's podium is his first since returning to F1
The Mercedes driver passed numerous rivals as he charged through the field following his second pit-stop; having just overhauled Nico Hülkenberg, the seven-time World Champion seized third spot when Lewis Hamilton and Pastor Maldonado collided on Lap 55.
Both Schumacher and a representative of Mercedes will talk to the stewards – including ex driver Mika Salo – at 5:20pm local time (BST +1) for ‘failing to slow for yellow flags’ when using DRS.
Once again Hamiltons race compromised by those chumps he calls a pit crew. 7 second delay on his last stop cost him the win.