Lewis Hamilton is thankful to Mercedes for the efforts they have put in order to deal with the car issues.
Mercedes brought another upgrade package to Barcelona this weekend. It seems to be working as both drivers were in the top 3 in FP2 and porpoising was not significant. Hamilton was delighted with how Friday unfolded.
“I’m super-happy with the progress so a big, big thank you to everyone back at the factory for not giving up and for continuing to push,” he said.
“We’re not the quickest yet but I think we’re on our way.
“It’s the first time we’ve driven down the straight without bouncing. We’ve still got bouncing but it’s way better. So it’s starting to eke into a bit of the potential in our car.
“It’s still tough out there with the car but it’s much nicer than it’s been before so I’m really grateful for those upgrades. We just need to fine-tune them into the next session.
“So overnight there’s lots of data to go over and try to position the car. I think we can get it into an even better place for tomorrow so hopefully we can tackle the heels of the guys up ahead.”