Suzuka, Japan: Outgoing McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton shrugged off his poor qualifying show at the Japanese Grand Prix as "just one of those days" Saturday -- but warned he could struggle on race day.
Hamilton, days after ending intense speculation by announcing his departure for Mercedes next season, qualified just ninth for Sunday's race, and blamed set-up problems for the handling problems which prevented him from fighting for pole.
He said: "That was just one of those days. We had a bit of a problem. I think it was P2, with the set-up. We had a lot of under-steer. So we changed it for P3, which was much more front-end but 'over-steery'.