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Belgian GP: Hamilton says old rear wing cost his qualifying pace

Hamilton drives through the qualifying at Belgian

Lewis Hamilton says that McLaren and his own decision was made a fault in Belgian GP qualifying as using old rear wing, it was cost his front-row, tomorrow he will start from seventh on the grid (initially he set eighth place Webber’s penalty helped him for one place gain).

Lewis Hamilton explains his fourth row in qualifying as ‘damage limitation’. He was too struggled in third practice session, following McLaren and Hamilton decided to use Hungarian GP victory rear wing, they expected it will give more place in qualifying. But the new rear wing user Jenson Button took the pole position.

Nevertheless Hamilton says tomorrow he will hard to try 1-2 finish behind his team-mate Jenson Button. And he is trust quick cars will be quick in the race tomorrow.

“It was a disaster for me, but we are still in the top 10 so it is damage limitation for me. It was literally all down to the rear wing,” Hamilton said.

“I was told the difference in wings was not so great, so it is definitely a surprise. I was told that in qualifying my wing would be quicker but for some reason it wasn’t.

“It would be great to be up there fighting for a one-two tomorrow but with the wing I have that is not going to happen. The quick cars will be quick in the race tomorrow.” he said.

“Jenson’s wing is working perfectly for him. It’s great for him and I hope he gets maximum points tomorrow.”

“Nothing happened on my lap, I got absolutely everything out of the car on all of the laps that I had generally. The set-up might not be perfect but I can’t make up the time that I lose on the straights.”


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