Hamilton suffers frustrating Friday

Date published: May 13 2016 - Editor

World Champion Lewis Hamilton was left frustrated with the way Friday’s practice sessions one and two panned out.

On a hot lap during FP2, Hamilton suffered car balance issues and ran into some traffic, resulting in him falling behind Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen and teammate Nico Rosberg.

However, despite the setbacks, the Brit is confident that they will bounce back at Saturday’s practice sessions and qualifying rounds as he searches for his first race win of the season in Spain.

"That wasn't an easy day for me," Hamilton revealed.

"I struggled with the car balance through the day and this afternoon in particular it felt really tricky to drive.

"I had traffic on my quick lap, so the lap times don't tell the full story, but it's clear we have plenty of work to do this evening to get the car driving like I want it to.

"But we will get our heads down this evening, work through the data.

"I'm confident we can pull things around for tomorrow."