Jun.2 (GMM) McLaren's Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a triple-dose of good fortune to emerge the winner of the recent Monaco grand prix.
That is the assessment of formula one team founder Peter Sauber, who is still a consultant and small shareholder of today's BMW-owned outfit.In his latest newspaper column for Blick, the 64-year-old Swiss said the McLaren driver's luck began when he made a driver error and struck the barrier on lap 6."The fact that the suspension remained intact was simply lucky," Sauber wrote."The fact that the incident happened towards the end of a lap, rather than at the beginning, was lucky again, otherwise he would have lost much more time driving slowly back to the pits," he continued.Sauber explained: "Then he was able to adopt a better strategy than his rivals, and the safety car meant that his error was effectively negated because of the favourable timing."He was simply lucky three times over," Sauber said.