Hamil­ton works hard to cure brake prob­lems

Motor Sport News - - Gp Extra -

Lewis Hamil­ton has pledged to work with his en­gi­neers in an at­tempt to un­der­stand why he strug­gled dur­ing the Sin­ga­pore Grand Prix week­end, and has de­nied that the re­sult has put too large a dent in his ti­tle hopes.

Hamil­ton lost the world cham­pi­onship points lead to Mercedes team-mate Nico Ros­berg when he fought to third place at Ma­rina Bay, as the Ger­man held on to win.

Hamil­ton strug­gled all week­end, with a hy­draulic fail­ure lim­it­ing his prac­tice time and then he grap­pled with set-up af­ter strug­gling with brak­ing in other ses­sions.

Dur­ing the race Hamil­ton also com­plained of ex­ces­sive brake tem­per­a­tures, which proved a hin­drance to both Mercedes driv­ers.

De­spite the tough week­end, Hamil­ton said: “It doesn’t al­ways go well, and this has been a dif­fi­cult week­end for me and my side of the garage. But we will re­unite and re­gather and un­der­stand what went wrong and rec­tify it for the next race.

“I strug­gled with the bal­ance, strug­gled get­ting on to the pace my­self and then in the race strug­gled with the brakes, which meant I had to drive slow un­til they cooled down, which they never did un­til close to the end.”

When asked about his thoughts on fall­ing to sec­ond in the points, Hamil­ton re­sponded: “I don’t re­ally have a re­ac­tion to it. Nico did a fan­tas­tic job and he fully de­served the points he got.

“With every­thing that’s gone on this year, I’m still in the fight. There’s a long way to go still and I’m go­ing to give it every­thing I’ve got.”

Lewis Hamil­ton wants an­swers

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