Lewis Hamilton disappointed with ninth place in qualifying at Suzuka for Singapore Grand Prix. McLaren speedy admits that his car set-up was wrong and ended up with too much understeer.
His team-mate Jenson Button made a fantastic performance and took third place, but his gear-box penalty cost his initial place, tomorrow he will start from eighth place ahead of Hamilton.
Hamilton expecting, he can able to overtake some of the cars in Sunday race, and target best points finish. Now he is fourth in the Drivers’ Championship on 142 points, 52 behind Championship leader Fernando Alonso.
“Today’s qualifying session was one of the most disappointing of my year, To be honest, I went the wrong way with the set-up and ended up with too much understeer. Hamilton said.
“Until qualifying, the car had felt great all weekend, but I just couldn’t make it turn this afternoon, and as a result I just couldn’t extract the best from it.”
“Jenson showed that the car itself is quite good though – he did a great job today – and our long-run pace wasn’t bad yesterday, either. So you never know what’s going to happen in tomorrow’s race.
“It’s going to be a struggle, but I’ll be pushing my hardest with the set-up I’ve got, and I hope that, through good tyre management, I’ll be able to overtake some of the cars in front of me.
“I’ll be trying to get as many points as I can tomorrow.”