Could do better is Hamilton's report

PUBLISHED: 12:30 11 May 2008 | UPDATED: 22:25 26 October 2009

Lewis Hamilton in action in Turkey Pictures courtesy of www.mclaren.com

Lewis Hamilton in action in Turkey Pictures courtesy of www.mclaren.com

LEWIS Hamilton s body language said it all after qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix. The Tewin race ace was disappointed with his performance around the Istanbul Speed Park yesterday (Saturday). Hamilton booked a place on the second row behind Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton in Turkey

LEWIS Hamilton's body language said it all after qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix.

The Tewin race ace was disappointed with his performance around the Istanbul Speed Park yesterday (Saturday).

Hamilton booked a place on the second row behind Ferrari's Felipe Massa, the winner in Turkey last year, and McLaren colleague Heikki Kovalainen.

Despite being ahead of world championship leader and great rival Kimi Raikkonen, Hamilton wasn't entirely happy with third place on the grid after selecting the wrong choice of tyres.

His frank assessment afterwards was: "Could be better, for sure, and the lap wasn't very good either, so pretty disappointed in qualifying. Not frustrating, disappointing."

The McLaren driver admitted that he is his own worst critic.

"I'm always hard on myself and that's the way I do it, that's how I do my business, that's how I go about it," he said.

"I don't feel that I made any mistakes. I did the best I could with the car, that's the quickest it's ever gone.

"But we need to improve in terms of preparing and making decisions. I do it all on my own."

Hamilton starts today's fifth round of the F1 series trailing reigning world champion Raikkonen by nine points.


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