The German will start the race from third on the grid, behind the Williams duo of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas.
“Of course I definitely didn’t expect the Williams to be ahead but they did do a good job, it didn’t come together [for me], Lewis spun in front of me on that last lap and I had to lift off, costing two tenths and it wouldn’t be possible to improve.
“That definitely cost me today, but third place is okay and a good place to start from tomorrow.”
Hamilton, who had his first flying lap deleted after exceeding track limits, will start from ninth on the grid. “I can’t really [explain], I spun, hit the brakes and lost the rears, not really sure,” he told Sky Sports.