Hamilton could have gone faster

PUBLISHED: 18:57 16 March 2008 | UPDATED: 22:09 26 October 2009

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

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

DESPITE all the chaos going on behind him, Lewis Hamilton drove to a relatively straightforward victory in Melbourne today. The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes maestro from Herts dominated an action-packed Australian Grand Prix from pole after shaking off Rober

Lewis Hamilton

DESPITE all the chaos going on behind him, Lewis Hamilton drove to a relatively straightforward victory in Melbourne today.

The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes maestro from Herts dominated an action-packed Australian Grand Prix from pole after shaking off Robert Kubica's early attentions.

And Hamilton, 23, felt he could have driven even faster had he needed to.

On his tussle with Kubica from the green light, he said: "We got away to a really good start and I actually had a little bit of wheel spin, so I think we were quite close going into the first corner.

"But I was able to pull a good gap on the exit of the first corner and just had to keep it cool and look after the tyres from then on.

"From then on I really just paced myself and didn't overdo it.

"I had plenty of time in me so I just used that to my advantage and tried to look after the tyres and there was a point in the second stint when I had to put my foot down due to the safety car.

"I guess it was a bit like my first win in Montreal last year when we had four safety cars.

"It was pretty similar to that in that it was difficult to heat the tyres and the brakes up.

"It was a good challenge but we've all done a great job."

Hamilton now heads to Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Grand Prix next Sunday.

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