Lewis Hamilton blows it in China
After being cleared by a FIA inquiry in mid-week into what appeared to be dangerous driving in the Japanese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton made a pig’s ear of the Chinese GP when only 25 laps from the World Championship title.
Later, he was man enough to admit he’d misjudged the state of his tyres when forced to retire by erratic road-holding.
The race was won by Kimi Raikkonen, with Fernando Alonso second. The result sets up a three-way fight for the championship in the final Grand Prix of the season in Brazil.
Hamilton will kick himself all the way to the bank if he loses the title now.