Formula One News » Lewis Hamilton: “nice to prove people wrong” Posted on 19/03/2013
Lewis Hamilton believes his fifth place finish at the Australian grand prix is enough to silence his critics.
“It’s nice to prove people wrong,” the Briton told the Daily Telegraph.
“It has been everyone, particularly all the ex-drivers commenting that it was the worst decision ever. They said: ‘He’s going to finish nowhere, they’re going to be nowhere.’ And then they contradicted themselves, going the other way. They don’t know what they’re talking about. They’re either this way or that, when the truth is the bit in the middle.
“We didn’t ever come out and say: ‘We’ll kick everyone’s butt.’ But we never said that we would be c–p, either. The team have done well, I’m really proud of my team. I’m proud of my decision as well,” hamilton added.
“I’m really positive,” he said.
“None of us were expecting too much straight off. I admit that we could have done even better, we had the capability. But our understanding of the tyres has improved, since these tyres had a lot taken out of them during the race.
“For the next race I think that we will be much stronger – we have a good development platform. I’m really happy with that first result. We can use the 10 points as a base. Everyone was talking us down but I hope this is the beginning of better things.”