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Formula 1 race director Michael Masi insisted there was no change in how track limits were enforced during the Bahrain Grand Prix, following Lewis Hamilton’s claims otherwise.
Lewis Hamilton said he was confused by race control’s changing policy on enforcing track limits at turn four during the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton says Formula 1’s new aerodynamic rules which have been introduced for the 2021 F1 season were intended to cut Mercedes’ advantage over their rivals.
Lewis Hamilton has played down suggestions he could walk away from Formula 1 at the end of this season, indicating he’s eager for a closer championship contest this year.
While Lewis Hamilton bids to win an eighth world championship, Fernando Alonso could break the record for longest gap between F1 victories.
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Mercedes say improving the rear-end balance of the W12 is a key area they are working on to close the gap to their rivals after testing.
Lewis Hamilton was pleased to see several of Mercedes’ rivals setting strong lap times during pre-season testing.
Both Mercedes drivers said the team need to improve the balance of their latest car. Valtteri Bottas said the rear end felt “snappy and unforgiving” yesterday.
Lewis Hamilton says the handling of his Mercedes has deteriorated as a result of new regulations introduced for the 2021 F1 season.
Mercedes were “not happy” with a disrupted first day of running in Bahrain which has left them “quite a way behind on our test programme”.
Valtteri Bottas says he needs to have a “happy head” at every race this year to be a stronger rival to team mate Lewis Hamilton in the championship.
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Lewis Hamilton says he’s only done around 30 laps in Mercedes’ simulator ahead of the new season: “I don’t like to take too much from it”.
Lewis Hamilton says he was “really, really unlucky” to catch Covid-19 last year and his recovery from the infection was not quick.
Lewis Hamilton says he isn’t planning to retire from Formula 1 if he wins a record-breaking eighth world championship this year.
Mercedes CEO Toto Wolff says he will begin talks with Lewis Hamilton on his next contract “much earlier” than he did last year.
Aston Martin CEO Lawrence Stroll says the possibility of signing Lewis Hamilton when his Mercedes contract expires at the end of the year is “definitely tempting”.