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Brundle reveals why Hamilton RAN OFF after British GP

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The Brit Lewis Hamilton not appeared on the post-race interviews before the podium ceremony following the title leader Sebastian Vettel won the British GP, who start the race behind him and Sky Sports’ Martin Brundle has revealed exactly why Hamilton did so.

Poor start and lap one incident with Kimi Raikkonen – cost Hamilton’s top podium. Kimi hits the Lewis at turn three, and the Brit sent to the rear of the grid and a wonderful amount of work to do in order to battle for a podium spot.

The dramatic second half, especially two safety car periods, allowed Hamilton to get into a position where he could have possibly seized an significant win.

Ferrari duo Vettel and Raikkonen, who finish first and third place respectively, attended to Parc Ferme for the post-race interview, but ran straight up towards the steps leading to the podium.

But the podium interviewer Martin Brundle, the man tasked with finding Hamilton for his views on the race, has revealed exactly why the four-time world champion ran off.

“The reason Lewis didn’t talk to me in the Parc Ferme is because he wanted time to go and calm down,” Brundle said on Sky Sports.

“He was so angry about that. He didn’t see it as a last-to-second comeback drive. He saw it as somebody torpedoed me off the race track.”

He added: “He scampered out of Parc Ferme, up the stairs.

“Matteo Bonciani of the FIA said ‘be careful with him, he’s really not happy at all at the moment’.

“So by the time I came out on the podium, I think he composed himself. I don’t think he wanted to say any words that he’d regret down there.”

I was nervous I had lost part of my floor – Hamilton said during the press conference.

“It’s a tough day, to leave having lost points having been on the pole, but it is the way it is,” he told post-race press conference.

“You live to fight another day. I’m great to have been able to get back to second and minimise the loss.”

“The rear of the car was moving around a lot, particularly with the left-handers and obviously I had been hit on the right,” he said. “So I was nervous I had lost part of my floor or something because the car was moving for unknown reasons, but then it started to get better and better, after some tweaks to the settings.

“I was able to get the car more under control and the pace started to pick up. I’m grateful the car was in one piece and I’m grateful to get through.”

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