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lewis hamilton reaction after p3 in spanish grand prix qualifying

Hamilton claims more is to come from Mercedes despite 'best Saturday yet'

22 June at 17:04

There was a positive outlook from Lewis Hamilton after he took P3 in qualifying at the Spanish Grand Prix. It has been a tough start for the seven-time World Champion in 2024, with the Canadian Grand Prix last time out being his first top-five finish of the season. However, after Mercedes brought upgrades to Monreal, they have improved the pace and consistency of the W15 and are now back to challenging at the front of the grid. 

It's been a turbulent week for Mercedes and Hamilton, with an anonymous message being sent around the paddock accusing the German team of 'sabotaging' the Brit with his move to Ferrari in 2025 in mind. Toto Wolff contacted the police and said an employee was not involved. However, that was removed from the minds of both, and Hamilton was able to come up with his best qualifying of the season and set himself up well for the race just behind Lando Norris and Max Verstappen in P1 and P2, respectively.

Hamilton is positive but knows more is to come from Mercedes

Speaking to Viaplay after qualifying around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Hamilton was positive with the result of qualifying, but he believes that there is more to come from his W15: "It's been the best Saturday there has been, I would say. But, there is still progress that needs to be made, there are still some areas. I think today, we could have been closer, maybe within a tenth. The car is a bit on the knife edge, but it is progressing. It's going in the right direction."

With the W15 working well with the new upgrades, it gave Mercedes a P4 and P5 around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve last time out, and with Hamiltion alluding to the car continuously improving, he has his ambitions set on a potential win, with his last win coming in 2021 at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

"I'm going to give it everything to try and win," concluded the Brit. "You need extra pace to be able to keep up, get past, and probably win the race, but I'm going to be giving everything tomorrow."