Hamilton admits struggles with Mercedes feeling

By on Saturday, November 28, 2015
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he has struggled with the feel of his Mercedes W06 Hybrid throughout the weekend in Abu Dhabi after missing out on pole position to team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton was adrift of Rosberg across both runs in Q3 and while his final lap was sufficient for second on the grid, he was almost four-tenths down on his rival.

"I've generally been struggling with the car all weekend," he said. "I've changed a lot to try and get around the issues - but I'm still not really feeling comfortable with it.

"I did what I could out there tonight - but Nico was just really quick and did a great job in Q3, so I wasn't really surprised he did a better lap in the end.

"It hasn't been the best run of qualifying sessions for me lately - but I've still managed to turn three of those into wins.

"So, there is still an opportunity - even it is particularly hard to follow through the first sector. I will work as hard as I can to have a great start tomorrow and improve from there.

"I've got a lot of support here this weekend and that 44th win is still out there to grab, so I will be working hard for it tomorrow."

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