Hamilton happier with modified clutch set-up

By on Friday, July 3, 2015
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

World Champion Lewis Hamilton says he is happier with the clutch set-up on his Mercedes W06 Hybrid following Friday's free practice sessions for the British Grand Prix.

Hamilton pinned a slow start in Austria on clutch settings and had expressed during the race weekend that he was not entirely satisfied with a modified approach which had been used as the season progressed.

Hamilton, who placed fourth at Silverstone, says he needs to make progress across the course of the weekend but is happy with the clutch changes.

"It's generally been a good day," he said. "Not perfect - and we've got some work to do overnight - but the pace is decent.

"I didn't have the ideal balance on the long runs and I've got a bit of work to do on setup.

"But otherwise it's all been good. The tyres feel strong - it doesn't take too long to warm them up which is a positive.

"I've also gone back on clutch setup which feels really good so far - just like it did in the first few races. So, overall, it's looking like a positive start.

"Saying that, Ferrari look strong again here and they were right there with us today, so it should be a good battle. Hopefully we'll find a bit more tomorrow otherwise we could find ourselves in trouble."

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