Hamilton: Tough weekend ahead for everyone


As we approach Sunday's European Grand Prix, World Champion Lewis Hamilton topped both of Friday’s practice sessions as he continues to hunt down Nico Rosberg’s nine-point lead.

Posting a fastest time of 1:44.223 during FP2, the Brit is anticipating a hectic weekend for the team but is looking forward to the challenge.

He also added that the Baku City Circuit is quite slippery, having already came close to crashing into the wall when his front wheel brushed the barrier during the second practice session.

"A nice way to start the weekend," said the Mercedes driver.

"The track isn't easy – not because the layout is particularly difficult to learn but because it's very slippery out there.

"It's quite Monaco-esque in terms of braking and how close the barriers are – but you're arriving at much higher speeds. Otherwise it's like a mixture of Valencia and Sochi.

"It's a real challenge and I think it's going to be tough for everyone over the weekend. It takes a lot of focus, which is something I like – I've enjoyed driving here today."