Lewis Hamilton replies to critics at Korean Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton looks set to end his turbulent season on a high note following a respectable performance at the Korean Grand Prix over the weekend...

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Hamilton has been subject to a great deal of criticism concerning the inconsistency that he has displayed this season; he has been involved in a number of incidents on track, which have left him failing to finish vital races.

In response to his critics, the 2008 champion managed to grab a second place finish at the recent Korean Grand Prix, proving that he is still more than capable of competing with the seemingly untouchable Sebastian Vettel – the  Korean Grand Prix was Hamilton's first podium finish for six races.

"It feels good to be back," said Hamilton. "With the amount of pressure I was being put under I'm very, very happy with that performance," commented the McLaren driver.

"I was able to keep calm on the track and stay out of trouble, so that's a positive on one side," he added.

Vettel displayed the form that has already made his this season's drivers' champion, picking up a first place finish; meanwhile, his teammate at Red Bull, Mark Webber, pressed Hamilton hard but could ultimately only manage a third place finish. McLaren's Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari finished in fourth and fifth positions respectively.

McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh praised the performance of Hamilton after the race, saying: "It was one of his great, great drives. I'm very proud of what he did."

"It's easy to win races when you're at the front and you've got the best car; the real style and real class is when you've got a car that is not performing as it should and you defend.” he added.

Meanwhile, bet365 and Sky Bet currently offer 11/4 and 7/2 odds respectively that Lewis Hamilton will go on to win the upcoming Indian Grand Prix.

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