Hamilton satisfied with Friday’s practice sessions


Reigning Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton has taken the positives of an otherwise disruptive first two practice sessions ahead of the Australian Grand Prix.

Despite not putting in the amount of laps he desired, only accumulating 21 laps, the Englishman still managed to achieve back-to-back fastest laps on the Melbourne Street Track.

The three-time World Champion still kept in good spirit and said that they gathered a good amount of data that will help them for the rest of the weekend.

"It was a positive short running session today," the 31-year-old told f1i.com.

"I'm happy with how the session went and considering there wasn’t a lot of running, I got all my procedures done, not the whole run plan, but there were a lot of tick off.

"I hope that tomorrow is a better day. Yesterday was really warm, with beautiful weather and today has just been up and down. It’s like we brought the Brit weather with us.

"I haven't driven the super-softs, so I'm looking forward to that. But I don't feel like it's a big issue.

"Yesterday people were saying that we didn’t test with them, but I've been driving a long time and if I can't get in the car and feel what the super-soft is compared to a soft or a medium, I probably shouldn’t be here."