Lewis Hamilton says McLaren’s problems with their new car are “not unusual” for them.
Hamilton followed the development of the MP4-28 before leaving McLaren to join Mercedes. “I thought that the car looked the same, but I was told that they?óÔé¼Ôäóve changed the car completely,” he said in an interview on the official Formula One website.
“They?óÔé¼Ôäóve probably made some big decisions which they thought would translate into big gains, but that hasn?óÔé¼Ôäót happened. Actions like that are not unusual with McLaren. I have experienced that in the past, particularly in 2009 and in 2010 as well.
“So it?óÔé¼Ôäós not unheard of that they make drastic changes. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn?óÔé¼Ôäót.”
Hamilton added he’s had difficult staying in contact with his former team: “I went to see them in Australia.”
“But I also tried to see them in Jerez, at the test, and there Sam Michael threw me out of the garage. That wasn?óÔé¼Ôäót very positive and I don?óÔé¼Ôäót feel very good about that.”
“Martin [Whitmarsh] has been great and I have to say that I haven?óÔé¼Ôäót had enough contact, so I will give Martin a call.”
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