Race win unlikely, title shot fading admits Hamilton

© F1 Pulse, 9 July 2013
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Lewis Hamilton isn’t sure that he will win a race anytime soon this season.

After Nico Rosberg clinched two victories in a span of three races, Mercedes went into the German Grand Prix on a high, hopeful that its issues with tyres were sorted.

Hamilton had claimed pole position at the Nurburgring and the British driver was looking forward to Sunday’s race.

He went backwards instead.

With high temperatures, the Briton struggled on the grid right from the start and eventually finished the race in fifth position squandering another Mercedes pole.

It was evident that an optimum starting position wasn’t the only factor that the team needs to cover.

"It would be good to get a win at some stage, but at the moment it really doesn't feel like it's going to happen on my side," Hamilton was quoted saying by Autosport. "Life is definitely not with me at the moment.

"I'll keep working hard, I'll keep qualifying myself high up and trying to give myself the best opportunity and who knows. At some stage it's got to come," he added.

The 2008 world champion’s hopes for a title this season also faded, describing the 58 point deficit to leader Sebastian Vettel as “serious”.

"But there's a long way to go and there are new tyres coming,” he said referring to the revised tyres to be introduced in Hungary. "I'm not even going to hope or pray that those tyres will suit us because most likely they'll suit the Red Bulls.”

 

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