Qualifying disappointment for Hamilton

Stephan Heublein

Big disappointment at McLaren after qualifying in Korea. Instead of confirming their good showing in practice, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button could only manage start positions four and seven, putting their struggle for the world championship in jeopardy.

How the opposition - Red Bull and Ferrari - had found their super lap times, he could only surmise. He was amazed, how fast Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso were all of a sudden: "I think that I squeezed every last ounce out of the car. We worked well this weekend. We just weren't quick enough, but that's racing."