Hamilton pleased with recovery drive

By on Sunday, July 20, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton said he was pleased with his drive at the German Grand Prix after he raced from 20th place into a podium position.

Hamilton was forced to start from 20th after his Mercedes team had to change his gearbox as a result of his brake failure induced accident during qualifying.

Hamilton nonetheless raced through the field and came home in third place, to limit the damage to his title hopes as Nico Rosberg eased to his fourth win of the year.

"I came from last, to get on the podium is quite an achievement so perhaps [glass] half full," said Hamilton of his race.

The Brit was also apologetic to former team-mate Jenson Button after the duo made contact into the hairpin.

"I had great fun. I did as good as I could today, [it was] very hard to get through the pack safely, I had a collision with Jenson as I thought he was letting me past. My bad on that there, but it’s good to get points today."

Hamilton lost part of his front wing during the collision but was hesitant to say whether the damage affected his race.

"I couldn’t tell you, the car was a little bit different," he said. "To get some points today - I'm grateful, very happy with the car today. Congratulations to Nico, it’s great for him, and also for Mercedes-Benz."


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