Hamilton: Maldonado clash a 'blip'
Lewis Hamilton is focusing on next weekend's British Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton has dismissed his latest unsavoury accident with Pastor Maldonado as "a blip in what can be a great year".
For the third time in the past 13 months, Hamilton and Maldonado were involved in an incident, with the McLaren star shunted into a wall by the Venezuelan in his Williams on the penultimate lap of Sunday's European Grand Prix in Valencia.
Looking ahead to next weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Hamilton said: "I'm not going to reflect on it, I'm just going to move forward. It's in the past, it doesn't really matter now. Sometimes you have to accept when things don't go your way in racing."
He added: "Obviously it was frustrating to lose out so close to the finish. It wasn't good.
"I definitely didn't get out of the car smiling, but these things happen, this is what motor racing is about, it's what competition is about. You go through these kinds of experiences.
"As far as I'm concerned I'm still in the battle for the title, and there's still a long, long way to go.
"I've been massively consistent all the way up to this point, and in terms of my preparation and my approach I will continue to do the same.
"It's not as if I drove into the wall on my own. I didn't make a mistake on my own. So I will just continue to do what I'm doing, try and stay out of trouble more.
"It doesn't really alter the way I go racing because I race to win, and that's what I'll be doing, especially at my home grand prix.
"And we can still compete for the championship. I feel what happened is just a blip in what can be a great year."
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Lewis, just do what you do best drive like a true very fast champion who is so precise in all you carry out in the race car, your ability is second to none you drive like the wind and you feel the car.
good luck for the rest of the year, Phil Harness.
By the way I am no fan of Lewis but right is right, maldonado definitely drove into Lewis deliberately.
Maldonado is a dangerous driver and should not be in F1. There have been numerous incidents with this man such as forcing drivers off the track, using his car as a ram as a way of getting his own back. The stewards are doing other drivers no favours by ignoring what is happening. Are they going to wait until he ends up ending someone's career or kills another driver?
Get rid he is a danger.
God Bless England
What is the matter with the people that have posted on this site? Their English is appalling.............almost as bad as Maldonado's ability to avoid the McLaren!! If you are intent upon passing comments on a public site, then have the decency to spell correctly and avoid humiliation.
Hamilton was on the track at the time of the incident, Maldonaldo wasnt. Therefore Maldonaldo has to give way. If he went in front of Lewis he would of been penalised as making up a position, therefore the OBVIOUS choice was for him to sneak in behind Lewis. Maybe you should check the rules of F1
i love what hamilton brings to the race track and for me maldonaldo brings nothing, not the first time he has used his car as a weapon, the stewards need to wake the fcuk up ! and not bring my beloved F1 any further down the toilet.
just because maldonaldo brings in extra sponsors aswell as buying his seat in F1, he doesnt deserve any special treatment which he obviously seems to be getting.
Dispite Maldonado crashing Into Lewis or anyone else for that matter, He "Lewis" must have been livid. It's seems to me that McLaren are not letting him speak his on mind because It's been more than a few occations that It's not only other drivers that let him down but also McLaren themselves. Running over wheel guns, slow on tyre changes, and then the dredded jack man.
I feel your pain Lewis.