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Hamilton delighted with “step” Mercedes have made

2022 Spanish Grand Prix 2022, Saturday – LAT Images. Credits: Mercedes.

Lewis Hamilton admits that he is happy with the improvement Mercedes have managed to make at the Spanish GP.

Mercedes drivers were 4th and 6th in Saturday’s Spanish GP qualifying, proving the effectiveness of recent upgrades. Hamilton shared his thoughts about the Silver Arrows’ performance.

“We’ve now made this step and that’s something we’ve not seen for five races. Finally we’re seeing that step and we think we have a better idea of the direction we need to go,” he said.

“Now I’m just waiting for the engineers, the aerodynamicists, just to come through with some more bits for us to progress.

“We don’t have the bouncing in a straight line which is a huge, huge difference. But we still have the bouncing in turn 3 and turn 9, so we’ve still go some improvements to make but the car’s a lot [better].”

At the same time, the Briton did not think that the improvements would help him join the title fight.

“I’m not really putting my mind to that. I’m still way off.

“My teammate’s 4th so that means the car should be at least 4th, and I’m 6th. I’m struggling with the car. I don’t know how to get around that, I don’t know when I’m going to do it.

“But I will keep continuing to try and work hard and figure it out.”

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