Hamilton reacts in Abu Dhabi: 'Was a frustrating session for me'


lewis hamilton balks at FP2 abu dhabi gp
24 November at 16:31

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell had slightly different feelings about their Friday in Abu Dhabi. The seven-time world champion missed FP1 and was therefore able to drive very little in the second free practice due to numerous red flags. George Russell did make an appearance in the first session of the day and then set the fastest time. There are starting points, according to the 25-year-old Briton.

"FP2 was a very frustrating session for me, and I suspect for all the drivers out there," said Hamilton. "We got very little running in the end, and a lack of consecutive laps too, which is what we most want to achieve on a Friday. On the laps we did do, the car felt OK."

He continued: "The grip felt good and there are a few things we will look at overnight to see what we can improve. It was a shame we didn't get more running, but we will look to make up for that in FP3 tomorrow," Hamilton sounded determined.


George Russell spoke of a 'positive Friday': "That was a relatively positive Friday for us. There were a lot of rookie drivers out there on track in FP1, so we didn't get a completely clear gauge of where our relative pace was. Fred did a good job for the team though, and we got a lot of useful data to look over. FP2 was clearly an interrupted session so again, we couldn't get a read on where we were stacking up against our competitors or a true picture of where our pace may be. Nevertheless, we have a lot to review overnight and that will hopefully put us in a good place to finish the last race of the season on a high. I'm excited going into tomorrow."