Hamilton hopes for 'fun race' from back
11 November 2017 – Lewis Hamilton says he hopes to have a "fun" race from the rear of the field at the Brazilian Grand Prix, having crashed out of Q1.
Hamilton lost control of his Mercedes W08 exiting the medium-speed right-hander at Ferradura, and hit the barriers at Laranjinha, causing session-ending damage to his car.
Hamilton walked away from the scene of the incident but will start from the back of the grid, due to his failure to record a timed lap prior to his crash.
"I'm OK… it happened really quick," Hamilton told reporters after returning to the paddock.
"It is what it is, of course it's unfortunate, I tend to just look at it as… challenges are what makes life interesting, and overcoming them makes life meaningful.
"I just need to take whatever bubble of negativity comes from that experience and move forwards and try and grow from it.
"It's very unusual from me, but it shows we are all human and things happen.
"I will try to have as much fun as possible tomorrow, years ago I came from quite far behind and had a great race."
Hamilton last started from the back row at last year's Belgian Grand Prix, when he lined up from 21st due to engine penalties, and went on to record a podium finish.