Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton remained unhappy with the way he behaved W08 in the morning session of the first day of the second block of pre-season tests in Barcelona.
In the first half of the day Lewis had to settle for third place in the intermediate results table, after 49 laps. After lunch in the cockpit W08 he was replaced by Valtteri Bottas.
“Today I felt the car is not the best way, said Lewis in an interview with Sky Sports. – It’s all in the settings. In addition, today is pretty hot and wear rate of the rubber increases. This also affects the situation.
We also found damage to the underbody, although I did not off the track.
With the balance of things is not the best way. Some of the turns the car was overcome well, other things were not so smooth. The team is now working to Valtteri spent the afternoon in a more comfortable environment.
At the moment we can’t say that I’m encouraged: this is the first day of the second block, but I failed to reel big mileage. Now I hope the next test days.”
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