Lewis Hamilton says that after changing the chassis, he feels better behind the wheel of his car. The Mercedes team discovered cracks on its previous chassis.
The Briton, who was looking for reasons to drop his form after a tough race in Abu Dhabi, tested the new chassis and some other improvements for the first time in free practice on Friday, and then explained to the gathered journalists that the car behaves better.
“After we changed the chassis yesterday, the car became more drivable, especially on long sets of laps where it was very constant,” explained Hamilton, who finished fourth in the afternoon, 0.173 seconds behind his teammate Nico Rosberg. .
“Medium hard tire is better for longer distances, which opens up more options when choosing tactics for a race. The day went smoothly, only some work with the settings is still waiting for us. "
Rosberg was in a positive mood after the second practice. The German hopes to be able to compete with Red Bull in the qualifiers and the race. “We did a good workout in the afternoon,” he said. “The car was driving as if it were on the tracks. He was very well balanced. I hope we get Red Bull headaches this weekend. We will do our best to achieve a ranking among the top three. ”
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