Spanish Grand Prix tyre burst nixes Hamilton's F-One champion hopes

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London, May 10 (ANI): Lewis Hamilton's bid for the Formula One title this year suffered a huge blow when he crashed out of the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.

The 2008 champ looked set for a superb second place when the left front tyre of his car burst six miles from the home stretch in Barcelona.

"I was just cruising to the finish line. I don't know what happened, but just felt something go. I got a bit around the third corner and was thinking maybe I could nurse it back but then the tyre blew and it was impossible," The Sun quoted him, as saying.

"I couldn't believe it - and there was nothing I could do to stop. It happened so fast and I was off into the wall. It's my third or fourth tyre blowout in my career. More than most have in their whole lifetime," he added.

He said: "It would have been great points for me. I would have been right back in the championship battle." (ANI)

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