Hamilton: It’s been a positive day and we’re in the fight

Lewis Hamilton at Spanish GP

Lewis Hamilton was fourth fastest at the end of the first day of the Spanish GP weekend

May 11 (GP247) Lewis Hamilton has yet to win a race this season yet he lies second in the world championship points table due to his consistency and this weekend he believes that he has a fighting chance of becoming the fifth winner out of five races held so far, at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton at Spanish GP

Lewis in action during practice in Barcelona

After ending the first day in Barcelona fourth fastest, Hamilton revealed, “The car already feels better than it did at the last race – there’s a good series of improvements within the car. My long run this afternoon was very satisfying and there are positives to take from that, but there’s still more time in the car, as Jenson [Button] showed.”

Button topped the timing sheets at the end of the day, half a second faster than teammate Hamilton.

“I struggled a little with set-up today. It’s a little bit inconsistent, so it’s very difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s needed to make it better,” admitted Hamilton. “But we’ll be looking at the data to find out where the most significant issues are, and I’m confident we can make improvements overnight.”

Neither of the McLaren drivers were at Mugello testing, thus they were both trying out the new upgrades to to the MP4-27 for the first time.

“The upgrades we brought to this race seem to be working well and we’ve got good pace on the longer runs. The guys back at the factory did a fantastic job,” said Hamilton who has yet to win the Spanish Grand Prix.

“It’s been a positive day and we’re in the fight,” concluded Hamilton.

  • Speedo

    Was missing put Mugello testing by both drivers a big mistake. Here they are evaluating where as they could have done it during the tests and spent more time on the set up during FP1 and 2.

    Was Whitmarsh overconfident?