Lewis Hamilton has reflected on the successful opening day of the Turkish Grand Prix.
Why it matters: The Briton was the quickest in both practice sessions on Friday after an internal combustion engine change.
- Hamilton is delighted with his car’s set-up so far.
- The Mercedes driver admits that he needs to minimalize the losses caused by engine change.
What he had to say:
- “We have just started off with a really good set-up. The first session was really strong. The track is evolving, and it’s feeling different when you get into the second session. We made some changes, which were OK. I’m not sure it felt as good as it did in the first session, in the second session,” Hamilton told Sky Sports.
- “I need to be on pole to limit the loss [of the penalty] and then, of course, you need to understand the car to be able to do the best in terms of the long run. It’s just trying to find the right balance. It’s not really different, I would say, to any other weekend.”