Lewis Hamilton had a less than impressive few days of testing, with finishing positions on each day of tenth, fifteenth and fifth respectively. Despite the unpromising testing run, Hamilton cites that the team’s main focus of testing was understanding the car.
“I’ve never been a massive fan of testing, I just love racing! It’s probably the only year I would have asked for more days though, because we’ve got lots of work to do,” said Hamilton.
“We’ve never felt in the past that we were quicker than everyone else after testing because you never know what people are doing with the fuel and set-ups.
“We always just focus on understanding our car the best way we can so if I’m honest, I feel the same this year. We won’t know until we get to qualifying in two weeks’ time exactly where we stand.”
Although the team had made some improvements throughout testing, its still not consistent at the top. Hamilton can’t seem to pin point exactly what areas need to improve and that the whole lap needs a big push to get Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team back where they belong, on top.
“Today we made some improvements but it’s still not where we want to be. I can’t pick out any one area, it just feels globally through the lap that we need to improve.
“I’m looking forward to getting back into competition and back in that focus mode. Our team is all rowing in the same boat – we win and we lose together. I’m just happy to start another journey together with these boys and girls.”