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Hamilton surprised by unexpected European GP front row

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Championship leader Lewis Hamilton says that he is surprised by European Grand Prix front row, tomorrow he will start from second on the grid ahead of Spanish GP winner Pastor Maldonado.

Once again Sebastian Vettel starts from the pole, McLaren seedy Hamilton also admits that he was not expected top in the race grid for the reason that McLaren struggled too in this weekend with unmatched set-up.

Canadian GP winner also hints Lotus look extremely aggressive and more confident about the Ferrari race pace.

“I expected to be a lot further back,” said Hamilton.

“We struggled all weekend and into qualifying I had to make some guesses as to what set-up I wanted, and it seems to work.

“I’m really, really surprised. The guys did a great job to get me a good lap and the car felt pretty good. The gap is still quite big so it will be quite a tough race tomorrow as always.”

“The Lotuses look massively competitive,” Hamilton said. “I think they are going to be the ones to watch out tomorrow.

“Sure Ferrari will be quick on long runs tomorrow. We need to look after our tyres in these tricky conditions.”


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