Hulkenberg costs McLaren second in constructors’

By Ubaid Parkar, 25 November 2012
© AP Photo/Yasuyoshi Chiba

McLaren reckoned that Lewis Hamilton’s exit from the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix after the collision with Nico Hulkenberg robbed the British team second place in the constructors’ championship.

Hamilton and the Force India driver were battling for the lead when the two collided at Turn 1 on lap 54 ending the Briton’s race – his last with McLaren – on the spot.

Jenson Button, who was running third at the time, took over the lead after the collision and went on to register a win, a result which led McLaren to believe would easily have been a one-two.

“I don’t remember too much about the accident with Nico, but he came to see me after the race, which was nice,” said Hamilton.

Ferrari maintained second place in the standings after both its drivers managed to get on the podium with the pair finishing behind race-winner Button.

Hulkenberg survived the incident and went on to finish fifth but had to serve a drive-through penalty as the FIA stewards ruled the German as the cause of the collision.

“It’s hard to say what happened but I was making a move going into Turn 1 and had a slightly loose rear,” Hulkenberg explained. “I was about to turn in and suddenly there was contact.

“It’s a shame for both of us because we were having a great battle. I managed to keep going but I had lost a lot of time,” he added.


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