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Sept.26 – Martin Whitmarsh, McLaren team principal has defense of under attack Lewis Hamilton in the get up of one more arguable coming together for the Lewis.

The British speedy expect podium finish in Singapore GP, But McLaren and Hamilton made mistake in this race. Hamilton collided with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa as they battle for position after the pit stop, damage too his front wing and earning himself a drive-through penalty in the action and Massa’s rear right wheel puncture and he fall down the some position.

Team principal Whitmarsh has said that he has no worry about Hamilton’s approach and he expects his driver to learn lessons from what is going on now to help make him stronger over the rest of the campaign.

“Various things have happened,” said Whitmarsh. “The team can take some blame and Lewis can take some blame. I think sometimes in motor racing other things just don’t go your way and you have those runs. I think it has been a tough season, but we still are going to go out there and try and win five races, and Lewis will be trying to do that I am sure.

“When you are told you are back in 18th/19th place on a race like this on a circuit like that, it is deeply, deeply frustrating, so to deal with that and perform as well as he did was extraordinary – so he should have some credit for that. But none of us are perfect, the team has made some mistakes and we will make more mistakes. We don’t want to, but that is life. We are pretty open and honest about these things, we don’t conceal them, and that allows people to take a view on it and amplify it.

“As a team we have got to try and get better, Lewis has got to try and get better as a race driver but I think he drove from very difficult circumstances, five times through the pit lane to score valuable points, and get a strong fifth place like that, it was a great drive.”

The question about Massa’s view that Hamilton will not win another championship unless he changes his driving, Whitmarsh said: “I think it is wrong. Lewis is still a young guy, he is learning and he will learn from all of this. He will win races and I am sure he is going to win more championships.

“He is an aggressive and assertive driver but he will win many more races than you or I and I am sure he will win many championships.”

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