Lewis Hamilton expecting Bahrain Grand Prix will be a tough battle for Mercedes, following they are struggled opening day of free practice.
The opening practice session Rosberg set third and eighth fastest. Hamilton managed thirteenth quickest in morning practice sessions, afternoon Lewis set 10th overall 0.822s down.
“We worked as hard as we could today but couldn’t quite get the balance of the car to where it needs to be. I had some issues in P1 which we were able to improve for this afternoon so that’s a positive, but we need to identify where we are losing time and find more performance.” Hamilton said
“We have changed the set-up of the car to what we thought would suit this track but we need to look at that and make sure it is the right direction to go. The heat here is so hard on the tyres so another positive is that we did as many laps as possible to look at long runs and race preparation.”
“We’re not as far off as we might look today but there is a lot of hard work ahead and it will be a tough battle for us this weekend.”