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F1 FAIL! McLaren given suspended ban, Lewis Hamilton free to race

lewis-hamiltonTODAY, McLaren have been punished by the FIA with a suspended three-race ban for misleading race stewards at the Aussie GP.

Lewis Hamilton’s team admitted five charges of breaching F1 rules at an inquiry on Wednesday in Paris.

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Posted: 29th, April 2009 | In: Sports | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Lewis Hamilton is SLOW!

WHAT has happened in Formula 1 since last season? In testing over the winter, and in practice for this weekend’s Aussie GP in Melbourne, the traditionally fast teams – McLaren, Ferrari – are really struggling, giving the time sheet a decidedly topsy turvy look.

World champ Lewis Hamilton has been suffering more than most. He could only manage 16th and 18th in Friday’s two practice sessions Down Under (Williams’ Nico Rosberg was fastest), results which would put him near the back of the grid unless he finds some pace for Saturday’s qualifying stint.

“The car is the problem. It’s not that bad, it’s just we can’t carry our speed through corners,” Hamilton told the BBC.

McLaren had a great year in 2008, but the new rule changes seem to have caught them on the hop, and now Hamilton will surely struggle to retain his world title.

Lil’ Lewis is not happy at the prospect of spending the season being overtaken by supposedly inferior teams. He said:

“I haven’t had offers from other teams and I am not talking to anyone but I would listen to an offer if someone asked. It would be a compliment and it would be silly if I did not.”

That’s quite a turnaround from last season, when he claimed he would be happy to stay at McLaren for life.

Posted: 27th, March 2009 | In: Sports | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0