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Lewis Hamilton reacted that Sebastian Vettel begin a new criticism of Mercedes following the Monaco Grand Prix.

Defending world champion explained that Monaco winner and his team-mate as like “two buses going for a cruise” in the first few laps, as they saved their tyre.

Following the race Vettel said: “The start of the race was a fantastic start but no room! I think I could have gone past both Mercedes but didn’t have the room so had to lift and then Mark came and it was tight in to the first corner.”

“After that I was surprised by the slow pace in the opening laps; you expect two silver arrows in front of you and there were two buses today going for a cruise! But obviously the strategy was clear and they did a very good job. We were lacking on the strategy point of view; the team did a fantastic job to get past Lewis … I think we can be happy with the result, a great achievement from the team again.” The German added

Hamilton reacted over the Vettel’s quotes (Press Association reports that): “He has had the fastest car for the last four years, so it’s easy for him to say that. He’s got it easy. We are making our way up, we are learning, growing, improving with a car that has great potential, so I don’t agree with him.”

Lewis is also admitted that last race podium lost was his own mistake, every one expect Mercedes took 1-2 finish from front row, Mercedes duo forced to take pit-stop in same lap when Felipe Massa endure the accident.

Consecutively to keep away from double stacking straight behind Rosberg, Hamilton slowed and tried to maintain a gap he believed would help, but the consequences was the Brit dropped from second to fourth behind Red Bull duo Vettel and Mark Webber.

“I wasn’t great under the safety car. The double pit stop didn’t help and the safety car didn’t help, It wasn’t the team’s fault, it was my mistake. I was told to have a six-second gap and perhaps I had a bit more than six seconds, so I lost out massively.” said Hamilton.

“I slowed down far too much. When I came round into the pit lane Nico had already done his stop and was gone, so that was really my fault. I apologise to the team if I lost them any points because without the safety car I think we could have had a one-two, so [I was] a little unfortunate.

“The win was obviously good for the team. I hope I can contribute points-wise and give them a one-two at some stage. I just have to keep working harder because the whole weekend was a missed opportunity.”


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