Championship leader Lewis Hamilton commented on the results of Friday’s free races of Grand Prix of Japan.
In the first session, the British showed the second time, losing only to Sebastian Vettel and the second session was one of five drivers who ran the fastest lap in the rain.
“An interesting day. The machine worked much better than a week ago in Malaysia, – quotes Hamilton press-service of the Mercedes. – It’s great that in the morning managed to work on a dry track. The second training took place under heavy rain, but it was important to go and assess the behavior of the car on a wet track, because Sepang and in such conditions we have had problems.
The machine works fine again, so I’m ready to fight”.
Partner of the British team, Valtteri Bottas was also pleased with the beginning of the weekend, although she noted that he needed to add on the tires Supersoft.
“In the first practice session the car looked better than what it was in Sepang. But still need to work on speed, ‘ said Finn, who left the track in the rain session after lunch. – I drove a good series of circles on the tires Soft, but Super soft, not enough grip. It is important to understand how to achieve more effective work of the tyres.
Long series of circles was pretty good. Hopefully tomorrow we’ll have better luck with the weather.”
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