Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Jerez, 2014

We achieved everything we set out to – Hamilton

2014 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Jerez, 2014Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes achieved everything they aimed to do in the first test of the new season.

“It’s been a fantastic week,” said Hamilton. “A lot of laps today, 130-odd laps, it’s a huge accomplishment.”

Following interruptions to his two days of running on Tuesday and Thursday, Hamilton made an unscheduled return to the W05’s cockpit for the final few hours of the test. “Fortunately got some mileage in the car because I was a little bit down on mileage,” he said.

Hamilton said it was “too early” to give a verdict on how the new regulations will change the sport.

“It’s fairly similar,” he said. “We’ve just lost downforce.”

“There’s a lot more going on but it’s just new, it takes a while to get used to but I’m enjoying it.”

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