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F1 2015 Barcelona Testing

Hamilton: We weren’t looking for a quick lap

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Lewis Hamilton hits a century on third day of Barcelona testing, but he is not 100% satisfied. Also the defending world champion admits that, they are not looking fastest-lap, now team focusing with different setup running.

“Just like yesterday, there have been better days in terms of how I’m feeling. I’m definitely not 100% and I’m looking forward to going home tonight and sleeping for the next couple of days! It was a hard day out there physically – but I’ll make sure I’m better for next week and come back stronger. I’m glad I got some good time in the car today with 101 laps. The guys here and back at the factory are working incredibly hard to make sure we get as much mileage as we can, so a big thanks to them.” Hamilton told official Mercedes F1 website.

“We weren’t looking for a quick lap – just driving round looking at setup changes. If the weather had been better we would have had more mileage but we got through everything we wanted to today anyway. All things considered it’s been a great day.”

Also he is hints a slight disappointment with new Pirelli tyre performance- “The biggest issue at the moment is actually getting the tyres working properly. There’s temperature in them but they just don’t seem to ever be in the operating window. Hopefully when we see warmer temperatures they’ll be better. The car itself feels solid and we’ve been good on reliability. There are areas we can improve on – but we’re taking it one step at a time and each step so far has been forwards, not backwards, so it’s been quite positive.” The double time world champion added.

  • Today’s schedule consisted of suspension and aerodynamic work
  • Lewis emerged for his first run at precisely 09:00 CET, completing 41 laps before lunch and a further 60 after the lunch break
  • Mercedes-Benz Power Units today completed a total of 1,815 km
  • Nico Rosberg is scheduled to take the wheel of the F1 W06 Hybrid tomorrow for the final day of the test

(Mercedes AMG)

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