Bahrain

Last Race: 06th Apr Bahrain

Bahrain GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Sergio Perez

Hamilton: Merc more focused on drivers

Friday 1st March 2013

 RSS

Share:

Hamilton: Merc more focused on drivers

Hamilton: Merc more focused on drivers

In what can certainly be read as thinly veiled criticism of his previous employers, Lewis Hamilton claimed Mercedes "focuses" more on their drivers.

Hamilton swapped McLaren for Mercedes at the end of last season and he has made no secret of the fact that he was not always impressed with the amount of sponsors' events that drivers were forced to attend at Woking.

Although he concedes that he still has to pay the bills by keeping their financial backers happy, he feels those at Brackley are looking after the drivers better.

Asked about the difference between the two teams, he replied: "We still have sponsors, sponsors' appearances and filming days. There is not a huge difference.

But he then continued: "The focus is on the driver, the driver's performance, the driver being ready for the job at hand. That's one thing I'm noticing is a little bit better here."

The Telegraph adds that the 28-year-old believes he has already improved on and off the track.

"It's not that I have more freedom, just that I have a little bit more time in my life. I'm devoted to helping this team move forward," he said.

"It's a new environment and I'm absolutely loving it. The team are making a huge effort at communicating with me and making sure we are up to speed ahead of the first race in Australia. Plus, I'm developing as a person, as a driver. There are always areas for improvement. I have so many things I still need to learn."

Setting Up In Shanghai

Editor's Picks

The 2014 Results Centre

The 2014 Results Centre

It is advantage Mercedes in the 2014 title races with three pole positions, three wins and a massive lead in the standings...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

Sign up for the PF1 Fantasy League and win big with £20,000 to be won in cash and GP holidays...

The PF1 Forum In The Mix

The PF1 Forum In The Mix

After putting another driver into a dangerous roll there are calls to ban Pastor Maldonado. Right or wrong? Let's chat...

From F1 Exhaust To Lamp

From F1 Exhaust To Lamp

Taken from a nostalgic past, Memento Exclusives have transformed Honda exhausts into space-age table lamps...