Hamilton says Mercedes is “much closer than we have ever really been”

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Lewis Hamilton says if Mercedes “can make the progress we usually make from FP1 to Saturday, that would be awesome for tomorrow”.

Mercedes had one of its best Friday performances of 2022 at the Dutch Grand Prix Free Practice 1 and 2. However, there were some problems – one of them a problem with the radio.

“Today I had really, really bad radio and in FP1 I had no radio,” said Hamilton.

“So managing the gap just through the mirrors was really tough, that’s what we were called up for. We will fix that overnight and do everything to stay out of trouble tomorrow.”

While Lewis was already only 0.079s behind pace setter Carlos Sainz in FP2, he says he hopes Mercedes will make more progress ahead of qualifying.


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“This track is a lot more aggressive on the tyres so getting tyre temperature in is probably easier than somewhere like Budapest which is a lot smoother.

“But I don’t know, too early to say but we have been much closer than we have ever really been.

“I don’t want to get my hopes up too much, we just continue to do what we are doing. We still have some problems with bouncing and some things like that so we have to work on that tonight.

“I am hoping that if we can make the progress we usually make from FP1 to Saturday, that would be awesome for tomorrow,” Hamilton concluded.

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