Lewis Hamilton: “I feel a lot more comfortable in the car”

Lewis Hamilton - Credit: Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Lewis Hamilton enjoyed his Friday at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, and feels that the two practice sessions were ‘pretty strong’.

The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team racer set the pace in the first session at the Mexico City circuit, but fell just 0.004 seconds short of Scuderia Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel in the second session, but Hamilton admitted to feeling far more comfortable around the circuit this year than he did twelve months ago.

Hamilton also took time to praise the support of the Mexican fans, who flocked to the circuit in their droves to watch both free practice sessions.

“It’s great to be back here in Mexico,” admitted Hamilton. “The support we’ve had here already is amazing – and it’s only Friday! There’s so much energy and enthusiasm for the sport here, which is great to see.

“It’s been a solid day in terms of our programme for the weekend. The cars are obviously faster but lap times are pretty strong already. The track is feeling better than it did last year and I feel a lot more comfortable in the car than I did the first time we came to this circuit, so hopefully I can carry that through the rest of the weekend.”