2012 Brazil

The error that cost him the win

Damp conditions and Nico Hulkenberg go hand in hand. The German in his rookie year had claimed the pole in similar conditions. Two years later he found himself leading the race in when the rain caught out a lot of drivers. Jenson and Hulkenberg stayed out and Nico soon usurped the Brit. But the novice erred and spun handing the lead to Hamilton. But it wasn’t over as he soon caught Hamilton while they were negotiating the traffic. Nico saw the gap and went for it. He almost took the lead but then his VJM05 lost traction in the rear and he ran into Hamilton.

Hamilton was out and Nico was handed a penalty that pushed him down. He fought back but in the end, could finish only P5.


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