Hamilton: I am going to keep my head up
26 May 2014 – Lewis Hamilton says he will keep his head up and keep pushing in the wake of a difficult weekend in Monaco.
Hamilton may have finished second, but he remained convinced that his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg had taken pole position the previous day by dubious means, purposely going off at Mirabeau to bring out the yellow flags. That meant Hamilton had to abort his final flying lap and while the stewards found no evidence of any offence, Lewis still didn't seem to think that was really the case the following day.
"I wish you could have seen the data," Hamilton told British newspaper, The Guardian. "I saw something late on Saturday night and all I could do was smile."
"I think I had very good pace [this weekend]," he added in a separate interview. "I drove with all my heart and gave it all I could, fairly, and I feel like I drove fairly all weekend. So I leave today quite happy and I can go into the next race with even more energy and determination."
"Generally, there is a fierce battle between me and Nico and it will continue that way, I'm sure, until quite late in the season," Hamilton continued.
"Nico's not had a single hiccup through the season so far. Obviously I had a car that didn't finish in Melbourne but otherwise it's still quite close, so I'm just going to keep my head up, keep pushing.
"I know the team are working hard for the both of us. The team can sometimes be in awkward positions, which they were on yesterday [Saturday], and their job is really to protect us both and that's what they did," he concluded.