With 2023 pre-season testing just around the corner, Lewis Hamilton says he “can’t remember the last time I felt as excited to get in the car, even to test”.
After Mercedes’ 2023 car launch, Lewis Hamilton opened up on his feelings ahead of the 2023 season.
“I had this great break, and I can’t remember the last time I felt as excited to get in the car, even to test,” the Briton said.
“I’m excited, I feel reinvigorated, really excited to work with the team. It’s been great to see just how focused everybody is, how pumped everyone is.”
Before he got a chance to drive the W14 for the first time, Lewis explained how excited he was to try out the new machine.
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“Obviously, I saw the car in the wind tunnel in December, and this week is the most exciting week when you see all the pieces come together. The car looks streamlined, you can see it’s an evolution.
“When the engineers take you through what they’ve done, why they’ve done it, and what we’re hoping to get from it, it’s like Christmas – you’re just waiting to be able to open your present and get in.
“Physically, I feel great. I’m very much focused on trying to raise the bar in that area.
“It’s going to be a challenge, and that’s what I live for,” Hamilton concluded.