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Hamilton Scores Victory In Germany

It seems Lewis Hamilton has answered those who criticised his reportedly aggressive driving style of late with a shock win at the 2011 German Grand Prix.

The Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander Von Deutschland 2011 on Sunday saw Hamilton’s second victory of the season. This followed his triumph in China back in April. It was also the 16th win of his F1 career. It turned out to be a deeply-affecting triumph for the British driver.

He commented: “We really never expected to come here this weekend and be anything like so fast.

“The engine was great and I just feel great. It was one of the best races I’ve ever done.”

Hamilton began the race from second spot on the grid. He had a great opening, jumping ahead of Mark Webber from Red Bull Racing. However, he would lose and win back first place on two other occasions. He overtook Fernando Alonso on turn two before finishing first. Hamilton completed the 60 lap circuit in 1:37:30.334. He disputed claims the cold weather had played a part in his win. But he admitted he was struck by the rate of speed his team achieved at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany.

“We didn’t really think we would be so fast” Hamilton said.

“I don’t know if it’s the conditions. I think we were competitive in Montreal and in Monaco and in Valencia. In hot temperatures, we are less competitive.”

Hamilton finished ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. He may have won the previous meet of the season at Silverstone two weeks ago, but the Spaniard had to settle for second place. The two RBR-Renault racers Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel finished in third and fourth place respectively, with Ferrari‘s Felipe Massa coming fifth. The German ace Vettel may not have tasted victory on home soil, but he is still streets ahead on the leader board.

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