F1: Hamilton steering McLaren in right direction after Bahrain GP fourth spot

PUBLISHED: 18:31 26 April 2009 | UPDATED: 22:15 26 October 2009

Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain [Pictures courtesy of www.mclaren.com]

Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain [Pictures courtesy of www.mclaren.com]

WORLD champion Lewis Hamilton isn t getting too carried away after recording his best result of the season in Bahrain today (Sunday). The McLaren Mercedes racer from Herts finished fourth in the Bahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir. We just got to do a lot more

Lewis Hamilton driving

WORLD champion Lewis Hamilton isn't getting too carried away after recording his best result of the season in Bahrain today (Sunday).

The McLaren Mercedes racer from Herts finished fourth in the Bahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir.

"We just got to do a lot more work and keep pushing, but it was definitely good points for the team," said Hamilton.

Brawn's F1 supremacy continued as Jenson Button took the chequered flag ahead of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, with Jarno Trulli third for Toyota.

After battling scorching temperatures in the Bahrain desert, Hamilton admitted his McLaren wasn't as fast as the top three drivers.

He added: "It was a long race; it's very hot in this heat.

"But bit by bit I'm learning more and I think I'm able to give the team a little bit more direction about where we need to improve.

"Throughout the race when you are behind people you learn a lot."

Today's points lift Hamilton into seventh place in the drivers' standings with nine points.

Jenson Button leads with 31 points after winning three of the opening four races for new team Brawn GP.

The next race is the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona on May 10.


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