Hamilton upbeat over recovery after issues

By on Friday, March 27, 2015
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton was pleased with his recovery after issues disrupted his practice sessions for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix.

Hamilton stopped on track during his out lap in the first session due to a failure of the inlet system on his power unit and when he returned to action in the second session he had to return to the garage briefly due to a loss of telemetry.

Despite the problems, Hamilton posted the quickest time of the day, almost four-tenths of a second clear of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.

"It was an amazing job by the guys to get me back out this afternoon - particularly here in such tough conditions, so I'm very grateful to them," said Hamilton.

"It's not an easy track and the temperatures also make it difficult with the tyres, so it never helps to lose such a big chunk of a session.

"But fortunately I got a few laps in at the end on a longer stint. In terms of setup I didn't have time to make any changes - I just went with what we brought over from the last race.

"It's probably quite a bit off where I'll eventually want it so there's definitely improvements to be made. We'll need to work hard too as Ferrari looked great out there. It will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow."

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