Losing pole position in Germany happens to 21 drivers this year and did last year too. This year it was Lewis Hamilton who missed out on pole, narrowly, and that’s not always fun or easy to take when you are demanding of yourself in these situation so when the press asked Lewis about his glum responses post-qualifying, he offered this explanation:
“No, it doesn’t hurt,” Hamilton said. “It’s like when you guys write a shit story, you get pissed off about it. Or you make a mistake.
“I’m not down, firstly. I’ve got a race to win tomorrow. I express again, when any of you guys are pissed off about something, your own performance, you’re not happy.
“This is not an emotional game or anything like that. It’s just literally, today I was quickest – I brought it to qualifying, I was quickest, quickest, quickest, quickest, and I was easily quickest at the end, and I didn’t deliver myself.
“That’s something I have to handle and deal with, and that’s just how I deal with it.
“You know when you kind of kick yourself a little bit? That’s where I am. But there’s nothing I can do about the past, I’m moving forwards now, and tomorrow I can make a difference. And I will.”
I’ll let you draw your own conclusions on this one. Meanwhile, I’ll be over here watching the adults race and the 18-year-old Max Verstappen who said we don’t defend on Sunday, we attack…and he qualified worse than Lewis…worse, worse, worse worse!
Hat Tip: Motorsport