Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton has said that while it is not adapted for the wheel of a new car W08 and noted the progress of rivals from Ferrari and Red Bull Racing.
“I have not yet found the optimal window, answered Hamilton in question AUTOSPORT about how the car looks like a Mercedes from the competition. – I don’t know if we can go faster. Really don’t know.
It remains to be seen. I hope that Yes. But the opponents did a fantastic job.”
New partner of the British team, Valtteri Bottas has suggested that Mercedes is still much to be done to realize the potential of the machine W08.
“How large is our potential? Time will tell – said Hamilton. Again, we were so focused on trying to understand the features of the machines and to get high.
We had both good and not so good days, but, as a rule, was not really ideal. The machine has good potential. But I must say that the opponents look very, very fast”.
On the eve of the three-time world champion said that Ferrari is bluffing and is able to go faster. Now, however, he denied his words.
“I don’t know where did the word “bluff”. Did I say that? Maybe… Although I don’t remember, – he continued. – I think Ferrari did a fantastic job. Their pace this week was impressive. Red Bull Racing is also around. Don’t know if they brought your pack this week, as they usually do it in the first race of the season. So I expect a serious fight from both teams”.
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