Connect with us

Uncategorized

Positioning and qualifying are very important – Hamilton

Published

on

Sept.24 – Lewis Hamilton not strongly believe McLaren will qualify in Singapore, because he says that the doubt over fuel loads meant there was some expects the gap to Vettel could be closed, but confess he detained little hope it could be overturned completely.

The McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton made his fastest lap in Practice one, But Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel improve his timing and knocks over in second practice.

And he also said, Positioning and qualifying are very important in Tomorrow night race at Singapore.

“Friday is really difficult to determine,” the 26-year-old explained. “There is a big gap between us and Sebastian right now, and I suspect tomorrow there will be a big gap in qualifying unless there is a big difference in fuel loads. I definitely think getting them at the moment will be very difficult. Its not impossible, but with the pace he has right now it looks pretty tough. Fuel load and tyres can make a huge difference though, so I’m stilloptimistic.

“I don’t know what Ferrari was running but I pray they have gone light too.”

The British speedy said that while absolute pace would be significant, the key to the race could be making the tyres last, mainly with degradation show so difficult in practice.

“The key for victory is sheer pace,” Hamilton said. “Positioning and qualifying are very important, and then after that looking after your tyres is really the key so we have to make some adjustments to see if we can try and reduce the sliding we have. Singapore is very, very tough on these tyres. I didn’t get the first lap of my option tyre run and that’s really when the tyres are at their best. When I came to the second attempt the rears just gave up, so when I attacked the corners they just slide.

“They get to a point where they just don’t work any more and then you’re done. It’s about trying to reduce that so we’ve got to change the set-up a little bit.”

Images © McLaren


All material and photos are copyrighted material and owned by their respective owners. Use or depiction of images or trademarks throughout this website is for illustrative and editorial purposes only.Images come courtesy of; ferrari.com, mclaren.com, forceindiaf1.com, redbull.com, mercedesgp.com, renaultf1.com, toyota, bmw-sauber, williamsf1, lotus, virgin, Daylife.com, getty Images/LAT and AP Photos.


http://www.formula1onlive.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F15 hours ago

Raikkonen could return to Sauber F1 for 2019

193SharesThe signs are growing ever stronger that Ferrari will have a new driver in 2019. Kimi Raikkonen admits that it...

2018 F15 hours ago

Red Bull encourages Honda power to prepare for 2019 F1

1ShareRed Bull is encouraging Toro Rosso and Honda to help the senior energy drink-owned team prepare for 2019. Honda already...

2018 F116 hours ago

Hamilton and Vettel Battling For The F1 Title

201SharesThe British Grand Prix at Silverstone is one that Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have dominated for years and that trend...

2018 F14 days ago

Can Red Bull Challenge Mercedes And Ferrari?

24SharesSo, things didn’t exactly go to plan for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes at Silverstone as the Brit made a disastrous...

2018 F14 days ago

Liberty working on securing future of British GP – Brawn

5SharesRoss Brawn says Liberty Media is working on securing the future of the British grand prix. Silverstone owner the BRDC...

2018 F14 days ago

Grosjean form ‘unacceptable’ – Haas F1

1ShareGunther Steiner says a “critical moment” could come amid his patience with struggling Haas driver Romain Grosjean. Frenchman Grosjean has...

2018 F14 days ago

No ‘negotiations’ with Raikkonen yet – McLaren

36Shares Zak Brown says McLaren has not yet opened contract talks with former team driver Kimi Raikkonen. It is rumoured in...

2018 F14 days ago

Wolff wants Hamilton beyond 2020

659SharesToto Wolff has revealed he wants to keep Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes even beyond 2020. Although not yet announced, it...

2018 F15 days ago

Renault engine power deficit a bigger problem – Verstappen

5SharesMax Verstappen says Red Bull’s title chances have taken a dive. Although the Dutchman won in Austria, he says at...

2018 F16 days ago

Ricciardo admits 2019 Red Bull contract ‘likely’

1ShareDaniel Ricciardo now says it is “likely” he will stay at Red Bull in 2019. Earlier, the Red Bull driver...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media