Frustrated Hamilton laments ‘dangerous’ tyres

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Lewis Hamilton was a frustrated man at the end of last weekend’s Silverstone Grand Prix after finishing in fourth for Mercedes AMG Petronas, writes James Beckett.

It was a race of what might have been for the British driver – after scoring a superb pole position, Hamilton dominated the early stages of the race before his car suffered one of many tyre failures experienced by competitors during the race.

Hamilton was sent tumbling to the back of the field, finding himself almost a lap behind the leaders and only a superb drive saw him storm back through the pack to finish fourth.

He said: “I am really sorry that I wasn’t able to win for all the British fans at Silverstone today. My car certainly had the pace and if it hadn’t been for the tyre blow out I think I would have been on the top step of the podium. These tyre issues are causing F1 loads of problems and the situation is now dangerous – my car’s tyre failure certainly cost me a British Grand Prix victory.”