Again Hamilton under struggle following unlucky qualifying session, he spun out of qualifying for the Austrian GP without setting a timed lap in Q3.
His Q3 early running wide at the penultimate corner, final flyer had only reached the opening of Turn Two when he locked up the rear tyres of his W05.
“I’ll have to look at the data to see what happened,” Hamilton told Sky Sports F1.
“I hit the brakes and then just spun. I’m ok – it’s a long race tomorrow. We have the best engine so hopefully I will be able to move my way up.”
“You can’t have it all your way and I don’t feel great about it,” he later reflected.
“Generally, I’ve been quite good at qualifying but today wasn’t my day. I don’t know who is in front of me now but my goal for tomorrow is just to stay out of trouble. This is a circuit where I could have done with being out front but hopefully tomorrow I will make up for it.”
“I’m still totally confident I can overhaul the 22-point advantage my team-mate Nico Rosberg has over me now, but it has become even more apparent than it already was that I need to be finishing every race,” he wrote in a blog on his personal website.
“Twenty-two points is still catchable, especially as we have effectively 13 races still to go with double points at the last race, but another situation like that and that gap might start to get too big.”