Hamilton: Brakes overheated behind Rosberg
8 June 2014 – Lewis Hamilton says the time he spent behind Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg led to his exit from the Canadian Grand Prix.
Both Silver Arrows machines suffered a loss of MGU-K drive during Sunday's 70-lap encounter, but while Rosberg was able to reach the chequered flag in second position, Hamilton retired with a brake failure.
"The thing is I was following him and when you are following someone you are getting more heat – he was in clean air the whole time in front and so there was not much I could do," Hamilton explained to reporters.
"When I finally came out in front everything was already cooked so there was nothing I could do. It was an unfortunate day, but the team still got 18 points.
"We will move on and hope we don't have any more DNFs throughout the year."
Hamilton has fallen to 22 points behind Rosberg in the standings, and admits he faces a tough challenge.
"I've had a lot of work to do since the first race – that is now two DNFs that I have had and zero for Nico," the former World Champion explained. "We will keep pushing and hopefully comeback stronger in the next race."