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A Day At The Races For Two
The Euro 4 Car Challenge

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28 March 2011

Lewis Hamilton came second to race winner and current Champion Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull, whilst McLaren team-mate Jenson Button finished sixth after incurring a drive through penalty for cutting a corner in Sundays F1 2011 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

After fighting Vettel's team-mate Mark Webber on the first turn, Hamilton's race was relatively straightforward. That is, apart from damaging his car after hitting a kerb.

"Just a week or two ago we were not expecting to be anywhere near the top five, so to claim second is a great achievement from the guys," said Hamilton. "This is a great position, a great platform, for us to push on into the next few races. We have upgrades coming and we now a better understanding of the car, a better understanding of the tyres and the strategy. So I feel really privileged to be up here because we thought it was going to be quite a bad weekend. Yet I'm back up here, back in the fight, only a few points behind the guy in front who has a much, much faster car. But we'll close that gap, I have no doubts about that!"

Jenson Button was obviously dissappointed in not finishing in a better position.

"It's disappointing not to pick up any more points when the car is as good as it is, but I think we should be very happy with what has happened this weekend," said Button. "Our performance was great, and both cars completed a race distance for the first time this year. Going into the next race I am fully confident we can make more improvements with this car - we have to if we want to race the Red Bulls. But to be the second quickest car up there with Ferrari, we have to be happy, and now we just have to keep plugging away."

They both seem determined enough but can they suceed? Only time will tell...........

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