Although he completed 106 laps in the morning testing session, the Briton says he wanted to “keep going”.
“I really do feel the best I’ve ever felt,” said Hamilton.
“I’ve never done the race run and got out and asked if we could keep going. We just ran out of tyres.
“That’s the first time in 13 years that I’ve asked to continue testing – because I don’t like testing! It was quite good today.
“I’m at my optimum weight in terms of performance.”
But Hamilton doesn’t expect the 2020 season to be easy, as a matter of fact, he is looking forward to the challenge.
“I race because I love racing other cars. I don’t like driving around on my own on the track, that’s for sure.
“I’m hopeful that in this last year of this era of car, the gap has closed. You saw it at the end of last year, the gap was closing between Ferrari and Red Bull and I anticipate that will be the same this year, we’re going to have a closer battle and I’m down for that.
“That’s what I think everyone wants to see, and from my point of view, it makes it more rewarding when it goes the way that I want it to go,” concluded the Briton.
Source: Sky Sports F1