‘Hülkenberg didn’t even say sorry’ – Hamilton
25 November 2012 – Lewis Hamilton was left more than a little upset with Nico Hülkenberg after the latter removed the former from the Brazilian Grand Prix. Having lost control and recovered, the German attacked for the lead but spun into Hamilton and at Turn 1.
“The dude didn’t even say sorry…so that says a lot,” Hamilton told reporters, having started from pole position in his last race for McLaren. “That’s what happened when you find yourself racing with the less experienced. I feel okay though and I feel happy for the team to get the win (with Jenson Button). But it was a little unfortunate…”
Asked how he feels to have completed his last McLaren race, Hamilton responded:
“A bit like 2007 – a little bit numb. It’s mixed emotions at the moment. We were leading today and didn’t get to see through the race, which I always like to do. But I’m also excited for the future (with Mercedes) and having a fresh start to the year in 2013.”
Hamilton’s untimely demise at Interlagos signals that he has now retired from the lead in three of the last seven races this year. The loss of another potential 25 points also means he stays behind Kimi Räikkönen, who has cemented third in the Drivers’ Championship.
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