Mexico challenging, but fun for Hamilton


It wasn't the easiest of days at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, but Lewis Hamilton still had a lot of fun at the new venue.

The Mexican Grand Prix returned to F1 this weekend for the first time in 23 years and naturally the track was still green on day one and, with a few spots of rain in both sessions, it meant drivers were sliding all over the place.

Hamilton, was only 11th fastest in FP1 before improving to P4 in the afternoon, certainly enjoyed Friday's running.

"It was really challenging out there today – for everyone I think – but also a lot of fun," he said. "The track feels more like a go kart track in the slow areas! It's crazy how slippery it is. 

"Because we're so high up in terms of altitude, there's even less grip than in Monza, so the car was just sliding around. Of course, this is also because the track is new, so there is no rubber on it yet. But it's getting better and better the more we drive. 

"It's great to see how many people came out today. It has been really full out in the stands – especially for a Friday – which is really good to see!"