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We look pretty good in wet and dry – Hamilton

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Aug.26 – McLaren’s speedy Lewis Hamilton says his team can be dominant in all conditions this weekend, and the Lewis ending the rain-hit opening day at Spa in high spirits. And he was set the fourth quickest time on a drying track in second practice, ending up less than one tenth behind team-mate Jenson Button.

“We got a couple of laps in the dry during P2, but we didn’t do too much because of the changeable conditions,” Hamilton said after completing a total of 16 laps on Friday. “In fact, we spent most of the day running installation laps to test wings and to find out which downforce levels to use. We look pretty good in the wet, but I think the car is pretty solid in the dry too. It’s also difficult to get the car set up to be competitive both with and without DRS, so it’s going to be really close – although it looks as though the same cars as usual are going to be up at the front.

“I had a big moment on the approach to Blanchimont in P1. I drove across a small river on the track – I must have been doing around 150mph – and I had a huge tank-slapper. I’m glad I was alert enough to correct it, otherwise we could have ended up with all four corners and both wings knocked off the car! The top three or four teams all look competitive; now our challenge is to make the right choices with the wings and downforce levels.”


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