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Hamilton disappointed with lack of overtaking opportunities

  • Published on 26 Nov 2017 17:44
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Lewis Hamilton took his thirteenth podium of the year in Abu Dhabi, after crossing the line in second place. The Briton was on the tail of his Mercedes teammate for much of the race, but couldn't find a way past due to the difficulty of following the car ahead.

Hamilton qualified in second place for the race and managed to stay ahead of Sebastian Vettel after the first number of corners. Since taking his fourth world championship in Brazil, Hamilton has failed to take a Grand Prix victory.

"I did [give it everything]," said Hamilton. "Big congratulations to Valtteri, he did an amazing job today to hold me off.  It's very hard to overtake here so once I got to the last sector I struggled a little bit. I want to say a big thank you to the team, what they have produced for us this year is just incredible, it's just an honour to race with them."

Hamilton was also heard in the cool down room saying that changes need to be made to the track to allow for more overtaking. 

xoya

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Stupid Herman Tilke track. Hated it since the beggining.

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  • Nov 27 2017 - 01:09

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  • xoya

    Posts: 583

    Stupid Herman Tilke track. Hated it since the beggining.

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    • Nov 27 2017 - 01:09
  • f1ski

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    Hard to overtake when your teammate has equal hp

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    • Nov 27 2017 - 01:54
    • Hard to find people to overtake when you are driving the best car on the grid to begin with.

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      • Nov 27 2017 - 06:44

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