Lewis Hamilton says he?s going to give his all during the Chinese Grand Prix after an engine problem left him doomed to start the race from the back of the grid.
After reporting a lack of power during his first run in Q1, Mercedes were unable to identify and fix the issue in time to allow the world champion to put in a timed lap, leaving him 22nd and last on the grid for tomorrow?s race.
?Of course it?s unfortunate, but these things are sent to try us,? said Hamilton after qualifying.
?The best thing to do is to try and learn from it. I?m sure the guys are just as gutted as I am, but we win and we lose together. It?s just a case of trying to figure out the issue and make sure it doesn?t happen again to either of our cars.?
Hamilton has recovered from a similar position before, most notably finishing third in the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix after starting from the pitlane after another engine-related setback.
?You can overtake here,? Hamilton explained. ?Overtaking might not be as simple as it was in that race though. I?ll give it everything I?ve got. It isn?t over until it?s over.?