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2012-11-05 08:35

A WINNING CAR Lewis Hamilton believes his team's car was powerful enough to win the 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

ABU DHABI, UAE - According to Lewis Hamilton, McLaren had dominant cars in the 2012 Abu Dhabi For,mual 1 GP and would have delivered a 1-2 finish had his engine not failed.

Instead, Hamilton led for 20 laps and then retired while team mate Jenson Button finished fourth.


Hamilton, who will leave McLaren for Mercedes in 2013, said: "I think this weekend we had the pace to get a 1-2. I'm not really sure what Jenson was struggling with but we had the strength in the cars and the ability. In the last four or five races we've had something fail on the cars, even when we've finished. I hope luck will now swing our way."

Hamilton's retirement left the door open for Finn Kimi Raikkonen to claim his first win for Lotus. Hamilton commented: "Kimi drove phenomenally and I'm very happy for him but I was comfortably in the lead and the car was just beautiful to drive. I was cruising and I was still pulling away."

Despite his disappointment, Hamilton would leave Abu Dhabi happy with his performance. "It was still a good weekend for me. I really enjoyed it," he said. "At the time it felt fantastic in the car."

Watching the race after his retirement, Hamilton said: "It's just incredible how Sebastian Vettel came up from the pits lane. He's got to be the luckiest person in Formula 1."


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