A philosophical Lewis Hamilton was left rueing his mid-race retirement from the Hungarian Grand Prix and the dent this has made in his championship aspirations.
Leading the Drivers’ Championship standings heading into the race, Hamilton suffered a gearbox failure while running a solid fourth. With Mark Webber having won the race, Hamilton dropped behind the Australian in the championship running.
“That’s racing and we just have to work very hard to catch up,” Hamilton said when he returned to the pit lane. “We’ve lost a lot of points today. That’s the second time this [has happened this] year. Hopefully we can work very hard so in the next few races we don’t have any problems.
“It doesn’t help for sure, but there’s nothing you can do. We always do a phenomenal job normally. It’s a shame to have the fault here at this point of the year, but that’s life.”
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