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Hamilton 'pretty on it' in Montreal

Friday 07-June-2013 21:33

Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes can be "really competitive" this weekend in Canada, especially if it remains dry.

The weekend's action got off to a wet start in first practice with Hamilton finishing down in 16th place on the drying track.

However, Friday's second session saw a marked improvement from the Brit, who is eager to level the score with Nico Rosberg this weekend.

Hamilton finished FP2 second quickest, just 0.012s adrift of pace-setter Fernando Alonso.

"If it's dry I think we're really competitive," he told Sky Sports F1.

"The car feels pretty good and I feel like I'm pretty on it this weekend."

The one issue that Hamilton and his rivals will have to face is tyre wear, however, for now the 28-year-old reckons it is looking good.

"I don't know what the tyres look like in terms of wear, but they're feeling quite good.

"They [the team] told me to push the last couple of laps which I was able to do as I had the grip.

"But everyone's going to be in the same boat. I don't think we're trouble at the moment."

The three-time Canadian GP winner, though, did reveal that he was not entirely happy with his Mercedes, feeling as if he was "moving around" in the cockpit.

He added: "I wouldn't say it's a big step forward. I still don't feel right in the car for some reason.

"I don't know know if it's my seat - today I was doing my belts up really, really tight which I normally never do - maybe I'm moving around in the car too much.

"But it's a little bit better today."

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