Hamilton expecting competition: "Max and Valtteri are very quick"

11-09-2020 16:30
Hamilton expecting competition: Max and Valtteri are very quick

Lewis Hamilton enjoys driving at Mugello, but the Mercedes driver says he is just not very good at it yet. Especially in the first sector Hamilton has to be a lot faster during qualifying.

"I like it, it’s fast,” said the six-times world champion. “It’s definitely a real challenge, just I’m not that great at it just yet, but I’m working on it.” So the Mercedes driver was not completely satisfied with his first day. 

Hamilton sees room for improvement

Especially in the first tens of seconds of the lap Hamilton gives ground compared to competitors Max Verstappen and teammate Valtteri Bottas. “I’m trying to push it to the limit,” he said. “I think there are sections like the last sector, I’ve got that sorted and pretty happy with that."

The six-time world champion is going to do everything in his power to improve on that part of the track tomorrow. “The first and second sector are a little bit weak for me, but particularly the first sector. There’s plenty to come in that section. Max and Valtteri are very quick through there so I’ll do a lot of studying tonight and hopefully I’ll rectify that tomorrow,” concludes the Brit.

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