Lewis Hamilton gears up for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix concerned his championship hopes can’t survive another knock like the one he suffered last week at Hockenheim. The McLaren driver made his first retirement of the year at the German Grand Prix after he ran over debris that caused a puncture and dropped him to the back of the field. He's currently fifth in the Drivers’ Championship, trailing leader Fernando Alonso by 62 points.
“(Hockenheim) was as big a dent as you can possibly take,” said Hamilton, who also failed to score in Valencia. “There are only a certain amount of those dents you can take during a year, especially when the guy who’s leading has finished every race.”
Meanwhile, Michael Schumacher shrugged off a major crash during second practice, saying he had simply run out of track. He said: “I just ran out of road. I locked up and I couldn’t stop the car anymore. It’s a bit strange, but you have to forget about it.”