Hamilton: Unclear on how to improve the car

Date published: July 29 2017

Lewis Hamilton admits he’s a bit confused as to what steps to take to improve his W08 after finishing fifth at the Hungaroring on Friday.

Hamilton was unable to put in a quick lap on the supersoft tyres on Friday afternoon as small mistakes and yellow flags cost him.

As such his best time, a 1:18.779, was set on the soft tyres.

It was, however, just 0.324s slower than Daniel Ricciardo’s P1 time on the supersofts.

Expecting a close qualifying on Saturday, Hamilton conceded that he was unsure of what set-up changes to make to improve the car.

“Second practice started out good and then got a bit confusing later in the session,” he said.

“It is very unclear at the moment as to where we need to change the car, so there is a lot of analysis that needs to go on and I’m hoping that tomorrow when we get out on track it feels better.

“It’s been a good track to me [in the past], it’s been one of my best circuits, but I would definitely say this is one of the harder Fridays I can remember.

“I don’t know if that’s because of the windy conditions or not, but I think tomorrow particularly we will see how close the top three teams are.”