Hamilton bemused by lack of pace as Webber claims Silverstone win
Disappointment for McLaren duo at home British Grand Prix in wet conditions.
McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton looked a frustrated figure as he and team-mate Jenson Button failed to impress in the British Grand Prix on Sunday.
Red Bull’s Mark Webber managed to cope with the wet conditions at Silverstone to secure his second chequered flag of the season, following his last win in Monaco.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, who started the race in pole position, had to settle for second with defending world champion Sebastian Vettel taking the last spot on the podium.
But the lack of pace from the two McLarens was largely disappointing for the home fans, who were hoping for a British winner.
Hamilton admitted he and his team fell well short of the standard in the wet conditions on Sunday and will need to make improvements in the coming weeks.
Hamilton is 5/1 to win the next meeting of the 2012 campaign, which takes place at the German Grand Prix in a fortnight.
He said: “We tried as hard as we could, but we just didn’t have the pace and I don’t know why.
“I was in the lead at one point and I don’t understand how I could be there and then go all the way back to where I started. I pushed all the way, I did all I could.”