Hamilton: It was necessary to say sorry

Hamilton: It was necessary to say sorry

Lewis Hamilton has described how he personally apologised to both FIA stewards, Felipe Massa and Pastor Maldonado following his post-race outburst at the Monaco Grand Prix. After the event, in which he finished sixth, the McLaren driver made references to all three in an interview with BBC Sport.
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2011 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Friday 10 June 2011

  2. Hamilton: It was necessary to say sorry 17:12

    Hamilton: It was necessary to say sorry

    Lewis Hamilton has described how he personally apologised to both FIA stewards, Felipe Massa and Pastor Maldonado following his post-race outburst at the Monaco…

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  3. Thursday 9 June 2011

  4. Hamilton's reaction was like Senna, says Barrichello 10:34

    Hamilton's reaction was like Senna, says Barrichello

    Rubens Barrichello has compared Lewis Hamilton’s post-Monaco Grand Prix outburst to Ayrton Senna, with the McLaren driver having made a number of comments…

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  5. Monday 6 June 2011

  6. Pirelli: Vettel’s tyres would have lasted 12:26

    Pirelli: Vettel’s tyres would have lasted

    Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli is sure that Sebastian Vettel would have been able to make the end of the Monaco Grand Prix without suffering tyre failure. The…

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  7. Friday 3 June 2011

  8. In-depth tyre analysis: Monte Carlo 13:50

    In-depth tyre analysis: Monte Carlo

    Undoubtedly the most prestigious race on the calendar, Monaco was the scene for Round 6 of the 2011 World Championship last weekend. A mad rush from paddock to…

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  9. Button suggests changes for Monaco chicane 10:52

    Button suggests changes for Monaco chicane

    2009 Champion Jenson Button has suggested that changes should be made to Monaco’s Nouvelle Chicane following the heavy accident for Sergio Pérez on Saturday.…

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  10. Steward role ‘eye-opening’ for McNish 09:34

    Steward role ‘eye-opening’ for McNish

    Allan McNish admits that he has seen Formula 1’s FIA stewards in a different light since being part of the panel in Monaco at the weekend. Prior to his return…

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  11. Thursday 2 June 2011

  12. Pérez to receive medical check-up in Canada 08:43

    Pérez to receive medical check-up in Canada

    As is normal practice after a heavy accident, Sergio Pérez will undergo an FIA medical check-up as the F1 community arrives in Montreal for next weekend’s…

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  13. Wednesday 1 June 2011

  14. 13:09

    GPUpdateTV: Horner on pit-stop confusion

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  15. Horner: Vettel made decision to stay out 13:08

    Horner: Vettel made decision to stay out

    Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner has revealed that it was Sebastian Vettel’s own decision to stay out on-track, as opposed to making a second pit-stop…

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  16. 09:52

    Video: Hamilton versus Maldonado on-board

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  17. Tuesday 31 May 2011

  18. Michael: Hamilton-Maldonado clash racing incident 15:37

    Michael: Hamilton-Maldonado clash racing incident

    Williams Technical Director Sam Michael has pointed a finger at neither Lewis Hamilton nor Pastor Maldonado for the incident which took the Venezuelan out of…

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  19. Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael 15:18

    Interview with Williams’ Sam Michael

    After experiencing what was statistically their worst ever start to a Formula 1 season, Williams picked up their first points in Monaco on Sunday, with Rubens…

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  20. BBC enjoys significant viewing figures rise 14:45

    BBC enjoys significant viewing figures rise

    BBC Sport, host Formula 1 broadcaster for the United Kingdom, has informed GPUpdate.net of sizeable increases in television audiences for both the Spanish and…

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  21. 11:06

    Video: Hamilton versus Massa on-board

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  22. Hamilton: I refused to retire with broken wing 10:29

    Hamilton: I refused to retire with broken wing

    Lewis Hamilton has explained how tension continued to build throughout the Monaco Grand Prix, with the 2008 Champion having refused to retire his car after…

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  23. Sauber: Nothing was wrong with Pérez's car 09:48

    Sauber: Nothing was wrong with Pérez's car

    Sergio Pérez admits that he is puzzled over what caused his heavy crash in Monaco Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday. After passing through to the top ten…

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  24. Interview with Sauber’s Sergio Pérez 09:33

    Interview with Sauber’s Sergio Pérez

    To the great relief of all who witnessed Saturday qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix, Sauber’s Sergio Pérez ultimately escaped uninjured from his heavy…

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  25. Maldonado: Hamilton didn’t drive like a Champion 09:10

    Maldonado: Hamilton didn’t drive like a Champion

    Pastor Maldonado believes that Lewis Hamilton did not demonstrate the abilities of a World Champion in Monte Carlo, with the two drivers having collided at the…

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  26. Monday 30 May 2011

  27. Hamilton sends Twitter apology to Massa and Maldonado 21:57

    Hamilton sends Twitter apology to Massa and Maldonado

    Via his personal Twitter account, Lewis Hamilton has apologised to Formula 1’s fans as well as Felipe Massa and Pastor Maldonado for his words after the…

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  28. Pérez leaves hospital in Monaco 14:42

    Pérez leaves hospital in Monaco

    Sergio Pérez has been dispatched from Monaco’s Princess Grace Hospital following his heavy accident in Saturday qualifying. Having sucessfully passed through…

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  29. Broken push-rod reason for Glock retirement 14:07

    Broken push-rod reason for Glock retirement

    A rush-rod failure has been confirmed by Virgin Racing as the reason for Timo Glock’s Monaco Grand Prix retirement. The German, whose car pulled out of…

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  30. Rosberg: We’ll learn from what’s happened 13:51

    Rosberg: We’ll learn from what’s happened

    After ending Thursday practice in third position and just two tenths of a second off the leading pace, Nico Rosberg was naturally saddened to missed out even on…

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  31. Di Resta guilty as Sutil scores 13:28

    Di Resta guilty as Sutil scores

    Force India experienced mixed emotions in their fourth Monaco Grand Prix, with Paul di Resta taking full responsibility for a Grand Hotel hairpin collision with…

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  32. I couldn’t avoid Hamilton, says Alguersuari 13:17

    I couldn’t avoid Hamilton, says Alguersuari

    Jaime Alguersuari has shared his version of events after the multi-car accident which resulted in the red-flagging of the Monaco Grand Prix. With Adrian Sutil…

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  33. Petrov feared legs were broken 12:32

    Petrov feared legs were broken

    Vitaly Petrov admits that he feared a broken leg after crashing out of the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday. Being lapped into the Swimming Pool Complex on his 68th…

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  34. Pirelli: Tyre change shouldn’t have been allowed 12:11

    Pirelli: Tyre change shouldn’t have been allowed

    Paul Hembery, Motorsport Director for Pirelli, has echoed the sentiments of many by saying that tyres should not have been changed during the red flag period in…

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  35. Webber lamenting Red Bull communication error 09:37

    Webber lamenting Red Bull communication error

    2010 Monaco winner Mark Webber was forced to settle for fourth place on Sunday, which he stole from the Sauber of Kamui Kobayashi on the penultimate lap.…

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  36. ‘Not a lot of positives’ for Schumacher 09:29

    ‘Not a lot of positives’ for Schumacher

    2011 marks ten years since Michael Schumacher’s last Monte Carlo victory and the seven-time World Champion, who started Sunday’s race from fifth on the…

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  37. Massa: What Hamilton did was unbelievable 09:21

    Massa: What Hamilton did was unbelievable

    Felipe Massa has slammed the actions of Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix, with the 2008 championship contenders having come together at the Grand…

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  38. Hamilton apologises for ‘poor joke’ 09:11

    Hamilton apologises for ‘poor joke’

    McLaren Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh has confirmed that Lewis Hamilton returned to the Monte Carlo paddock and apologised to stewards on Sunday evening.…

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  39. Sunday 29 May 2011

  40. 18:00

    Latest F1 photos: Sunday in Monte Carlo

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  41. Petrov: My legs were trapped in the car 17:59

    Petrov: My legs were trapped in the car

    Vitaly Petrov has returned to the Monte Carlo paddock following his race-ending crash on Sunday. The Russian, who hit the Swimming Pool Complex barriers when…

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  42. Kobayashi ‘very happy’ with career-best result 17:11

    Kobayashi ‘very happy’ with career-best result

    As Sauber team-mate Sergio Pérez watched the Monaco Grand Prix from a hospital bed, Kamui Kobayashi was delighted to record his best Formula 1 finish yet in…

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  43. Penalised Hamilton: Steward decisions an absolute joke 17:03

    Penalised Hamilton: Steward decisions an absolute joke

    Lewis Hamilton has slammed the actions of FIA race stewards in Monaco, labelling their decisions an ‘an absolute joke’ after receiving two penalties on…

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  44. 17:02

    Video: Hamilton furious with steward investigations

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  45. Barrichello pleased with bittersweet Williams points 16:40

    Barrichello pleased with bittersweet Williams points

    After Williams’ worst ever start to a Formula 1 season, the former Champion team has picked up its first points in Monaco on Sunday. Rubens Barrichello…

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  46. We had a real chance of victory, says Button 16:37

    We had a real chance of victory, says Button

    Jenson Button claims he could have won today’s Monaco Grand Prix if it wasn’t for an accident involving Virgin’s Timo Glock, with the 2009 Champion and…

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  47. Maldonado: Hamilton was very ambitious 16:36

    Maldonado: Hamilton was very ambitious

    Pastor Maldonado has shared his version of events after being taken out of the Monaco Grand Prix by a collision with Lewis Hamilton. On the final restart, with…

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  48. Kovalainen aggravated by time loss 16:30

    Kovalainen aggravated by time loss

    Although both Lotus drivers were pleased with the team’s strong Monaco Grand Prix result of 13th and 14th, Heikki Kovalainen admits that the most was not…

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  49. Renault confirms: No significant injuries for Petrov 16:13

    Renault confirms: No significant injuries for Petrov

    Renault has confirmed via a statement that Vitaly Petrov has escaped any sizeable injury in Monaco. The Russian, who crashed at the Swimming Pool Complex as the…

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  50. Alonso: I was ready to attack Vettel 16:13

    Alonso: I was ready to attack Vettel

    Fernando Alonso has explained that he was ‘ready to attack’ Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull during the final stages of the 78-lap Monaco Grand Prix this…

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  51. Vettel hails ‘perfect’ day in Monte Carlo 15:57

    Vettel hails ‘perfect’ day in Monte Carlo

    Sebastian Vettel has described his afternoon on the streets of Monte Carlo as ‘perfect’, with the Red Bull driver claiming victory ahead of Ferrari’s…

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  52. Petrov complaining of leg injury, says Boullier 15:22

    Petrov complaining of leg injury, says Boullier

    Lotus Renault GP boss Eric Boullier has confirmed that Vitaly Petrov was complaining of a leg injury after his Lap 71 crash at Piscine, leaving the left front…

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  53. 15:20

    Full Monaco Grand Prix results

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  54. Vettel wins chaotic Monaco Grand Prix 15:18

    Vettel wins chaotic Monaco Grand Prix

    Sebastian Vettel has notched up his maiden Monaco Grand Prix victory on a hectic afternoon in the Principality. After leading from pole, the World Champion made…

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  55. Pérez to stay in hospital for another night 13:29

    Pérez to stay in hospital for another night

    Sergio Pérez will remain in the Princess Grace Hospital on Monday night, with the Mexican driver currently recovering from concussion and a bruised thigh after…

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  56. Virgin announces deal with musicMagpie 04:00

    Virgin announces deal with musicMagpie

    Marussia Virgin Racing has confirmed its second commercial tie-up of the Monaco weekend, announcing a deal with musicMagpie. The logo of the cash for CDs, DVDs…

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  57. 00:00

    Monaco Grand Prix: Starting grid

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  58. Saturday 28 May 2011

  59. 19:16

    Latest F1 photos: Saturday in Monte Carlo

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  60. Maldonado happy to make Q3 again 19:12

    Maldonado happy to make Q3 again

    Pastor Maldonado was left feeling encouraged by the pace of his FW33 in Monaco this afternoon, with the Williams driver making it through to Q3 for the second…

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  61. Pérez ruled out of Monaco race 18:49

    Pérez ruled out of Monaco race

    Sauber has stated that Sergio Pérez will definitely not be starting tomorrow's 78-lap Monaco Grand Prix, confirming a widely expected outcome after the…

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  62. Massa ruing Rascasse error 18:41

    Massa ruing Rascasse error

    Ferrari’s Felipe Massa was left frustrated by a costly Q3 error in Monaco this afternoon, with the Brazilian claiming he lost ‘one or two places’ after…

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  63. Alonso hopeful of stronger race 18:21

    Alonso hopeful of stronger race

    Fernando Alonso is pinning his hopes on a stronger race in the Principality of Monaco on Sunday, with the Ferrari driver having to settle for the fourth fastest…

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  64. Hamilton loses single Q3 time 17:50

    Hamilton loses single Q3 time

    McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton has been demoted from seventh to tenth on the grid for tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix, with the British driver losing his sole Q3…

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  65. Pérez to remain in hospital overnight 17:00

    Pérez to remain in hospital overnight

    Formula 1 governing body the FIA has released an official communiqué which explains that Sergio Pérez will stay in hospital overnight on Saturday. The…

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  66. Hamilton: We should have put a banker in 16:49

    Hamilton: We should have put a banker in

    Lewis Hamilton admits that he and McLaren made a strategic error by not setting a lap time earlier on in the Monaco Grand Prix qualifying session. Having been…

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  67. Schumacher targets rapid start on Sunday 16:38

    Schumacher targets rapid start on Sunday

    Michael Schumacher stresses that a quick getaway will be key to a strong Monaco Grand Prix result on Sunday. The seven-time World Champion, who has won in Monte…

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  68. Rosberg thanks team for huge effort 16:32

    Rosberg thanks team for huge effort

    Although the huge accident of Sergio Pérez filled all headlines in Monaco on Saturday, it was Nico Rosberg who was first to crash at the chicane today. The…

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  69. We’re just not fast enough, says Heidfeld 16:25

    We’re just not fast enough, says Heidfeld

    Nick Heidfeld admits that neither car problems nor traffic caused his lack of pace in Monte Carlo on Saturday. After managing a best lap time four tenths of a…

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  70. Sauber confirms: No serious injures for Pérez 16:13

    Sauber confirms: No serious injures for Pérez

    In a press release entitled ‘Good News!’, the Sauber team has confirmed that Sergio Pérez has sustained no serious injures after his heavy crash in Monaco…

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