Lewis Hamilton was Hung-a-ry for a Podium Finish

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Lewis Hamilton's hopes for a pole position in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix went up in smoke literally when his car caught fire on Saturday. As he was now starting from the pit lane, could he even hope to finish in the top10? Read on to find out more.

Lewis Hamilton was Hunga-r-y for a Podium Finish

Lewis Hamilton's bad luck of late continued on Saturday , when during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, his car burst into flames. The previous week his brakes had failed on him, causing a bad collision with the barriers, which left him visibly shaken, and he had to start from 20th position. It is to his credit, that he finished in 3rd position, after fighting his way forward.

However this week set him even more of a challenge, as he was starting from the pit lane with no warm up lap, and a virtually untested new car, because so much of it had to be rebuilt overnight.

His team mate Rosberg qualified on pole , and it looked like he would be able to sail off into the sunset, and comfortably win the race. The Mercedes is the fastest of al the cars at the moment, but it's not just about speed, skill also comes into it, how the driver handles the car, which is why Lewis did so well last week, he is a master of difficult situations.

The Race Started

When the race started, as predicted Rosberg maintained his lead, but only by a small margin. Lewis had to work really hard again to get up the field, and one particular pass of note was round a corner in the wet, which he executed perfectly.

His driving was smooth, and very professional, and it was obvious that in spite of the difficulties, he was driving with a clear head, and a determination to do his absolute best at the circuit where has triumphed so often in the past.

Lewis was on a two stop strategy, which meant that his tyres were going to be worn out at the end, and he would be vulnerable for people to pass. It was unfortunate that although he was right behind Alonso, and was the faster car, he didn't have enough grip left to pass him.

Ricciardo did pass him on fresher tyres, and ended up winning, Well done to him., Alonso was second, and Lewis was third. Rosberg had a really bad race going from pole position to fourth, although on fresher tyres, he attempted to challenge Lewis, but there was no way he was going to let him past.

Team Orders

At one point of the race when Rosberg was in touch with Lewis, but not really near enough to do the job, his team asked Lewis to move over and let him pass. Lewis told them he was not near enough, and it would compromise his race with Alonso.

I am disgusted they should ask such a thing when Lewis is fighting so hard, and coming from the back to achieve a podium finish. Lewis thought so too, so I hope the team can sit down and discuss this, because it's very important for the rest of the season.

So far Rosberg's wins have been when Lewis has either retired, or had bad luck in qualifying. No one could blame him for capitalising on that, after all it is a championship fight, but his surly face after coming 4th, and his moaning to the team that Lewis didn't do what he was told is bad sportsmanship.

It was a shame that once again Lewis's car let him down in qualifying, but he doesn't grumble about things, he just gets back in and produces outstanding races like that, proving that he is master of the car.

If he had won, he would have broken the record of having the most wins at that circuit, but it wasn't meant to be this year. Maybe next year? We now have four weeks break until the next race in Belgium. I hope this is the end of his bad luck, and he can finish the season as he started, winning so many consecutive races. He is eleven points away from Rosberg in the championship, so his battle will continue, and I am behind him all the way. GO LEWIS! XXX

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
29th Jul 2014 (#)

Team telling Lewis to allow Rosberg to pass is rather strange indeed but these get accepted as a norm! Thanks for this honest review of this race, Carol - siva

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author avatar Carol
29th Jul 2014 (#)

You are welcome Siva

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author avatar Delicia Powers
30th Jul 2014 (#)

Very frank and extremely well done review as always Carol...many thanks.

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author avatar Carol
30th Jul 2014 (#)

Thanks for reading Delicia

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
30th Jul 2014 (#)

Big fan of Hamilton and great posts as always my dear Carol!

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author avatar Carol
30th Jul 2014 (#)

Thank you Fern

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author avatar Margaret Michel
5th Aug 2014 (#)

Interesting!

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author avatar Carol
6th Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks for reading Margaret

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author avatar Retired
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

Clearly, Hamilton is your favored driver! Every one of them is very, very competitive, and they make no concessions to past hardships or coming up from behind. Maybe next time for Lewis. Wish I were there!

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author avatar Carol
23rd Aug 2014 (#)

He certainly is LeRain, his guts and bravery are what makes it all so exciting.

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