13 Oct 2008

Hamilton annoyed with his Japan F1 Grand Prix

6:54 pm on 13 October 2008

The McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has left Japan not particulary happy after having his Formula One Championship lead cut to 5 points.

The 23-year-old Briton was slapped with a drive-through penalty for cutting across Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen in a frenetic dash to the first turn and and eventually finished out of the points in 12th place.

Hamilton's blunder was compounded when Ferrari's Felipe Massa, his closest title rival, finished seventh.

Hamilton didn't believe he had done much wrong and again didn't deserve the penalty.

Renault's Fernando Alonso won the race.. the penultimate round is in Shanghai next weekend.