• Indian Grand Prix

Dejected Hamilton baulked by Massa

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Lewis Hamilton said he had "a pretty poor race" in the Indian Grand Prix and that a failure to pass Felipe Massa cost him dear.

Having started from third place, Hamilton was up in to second going in to Turn 3 but was fourth behind Massa and team-mate Nico Rosberg by Turn 4. While Rosberg managed to jump the Ferrari later in the race to finish second, Hamilton never found a way past and ended up dropping back to sixth, a result which left him dejected after the race.

"On our side it's good that we got some points but a pretty poor race from myself," Hamilton said. "It felt OK; it didn't feel anything special. It was a pretty bad race as you can see, but these kind of things happen, we've got a couple more races ahead of us and we've just got to keep pushing."

"It was so hard to get past the Ferrari and I just tried to hang in there and try to get past but in doing so I destroyed the tyres."

Asked if there was anything in the car which made him feel Mercedes could win again this season, Hamilton replied: "Maybe on Nico's side, maybe."

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