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McLaren says no stupidity in Hamilton’s move on Vettel in German GP

McLaren team Principal Martin Whitmarsh belives that no stupidity in Lewis Hamilton moves on Sebastian Vettel in German Grand Prix.

Hamilton dropped down early in the race with right rear puncture. When he made second pit-stop rejoin the track between Vettel and his team-mate Button after few laps Hamilton overtook front runner Vettel. After the race Vettel call Hamilton made a stupid move.

Usual policy in race shown a blue flag, or push on and unlapping himself.

“Racing driver’s race,” said Whitmarsh.

“He was quicker, he overtook and he pulled away, so I’m not sure what stupidity there is in that.”

Sporting director Sam Michael echoed Whitmarsh way, that there was no problem with what Hamilton did and that the team told him to go past Vettel.

“It was completely legal,” Michael told Autosport.

“He came out and he was fast. We said to him that you’ve got blue flags for Jenson. When you get a blue flag, you have two choices. You let the car past, or you speed up significantly.

“So we told him to speed up significantly and overtake Vettel and he did so. He didn’t hold Vettel up at all because Vettel couldn’t keep up with him. So it didn’t have any material impact on Vettel’s race and it’s completely legal.”

“It was a deeply frustrating day for Lewis and I am sure he will be frustrated for the rest of this day,” said Whitmarsh.

“But he’ll know the car is quicker and he has been driving well in dry conditions and recognise that we have had good races in Hungary and he’ll be going there wanting to win.”


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