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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Hamilton insists overtaking is possible

Lewis Hamilton insists that contrary to rumours Magny-Cours does offer some possibility for overtaking.

Traditionally the French Grand Prix - which will be moved from next season - is a dour affair where the only overtaking is reserved for the pitlane.

However the Formula One sensation, who currently leads the Drivers’ table by ten points, knows from experience that there is another way.

"The French round of the GP2 championship last year was not my best weekend, I had a coming together in the first race and therefore started race two in 19th,” he explained.

“I did make my way up through the field to fifth to score some points, so it is possible to overtake here,” he revealed.

“Although you always want to be on pole, you can pass at Magny Cours and there is a short pit lane that means there are more strategy options, as it is not as much of a penalty when you stop for tyres and fuel. The pit lane is slightly longer than it used to be but it is still very quick.”

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