On Wednesday, Lewis Hamilton for the first Time since February and back in a formula 1 car. After silver arrow team-mate Valtteri Bottas on Tuesday had already tested the Mercedes W09 from the season 2018, was on Wednesday, the world champion on the series. And, according to his own statement, the Test was a complete success.
I made a "lot of fun", and it was a great feeling to sit back in the car, reveals Hamilton in a Video, the Mercedes announced after the end of the Test in the social media. "Of course it is an older car, but it still felt fantastic. Today we have managed to unwind a solid program," the champion of the world satisfied.
Because Tests with current and previous year cars are banned, had to Mercedes rely on the two-year-old W09. Anyway, the lap times were not at the two-day Test at the centre of it. For the Team it was all about, to get used to the new Corona-provisions, which take effect immediately in formula 1.
So various minimum clearances must be adhered to, and because it is not always possible, must be worn in the Garage and co. also face masks. For the drivers, it was also about to get used again to the forces acting in a formula 1 car. Bad luck for Hamilton: at the beginning of the day at Silverstone in the wet.
"everytime you insert a big break, [...] one wonders whether we can ever drive," explained the world champion. More than three months were previously passed, since Hamilton in Barcelona for the last Time in a formula 1 car was driven. The long Pause he had not felt on the track on Wednesday, however, hardly, if at all.
"It didn't feel like I ever made a break. This is a positive thing," says Hamilton satisfied and declared: "I am willing and feel fit." The new formula 1 season starts on 5. and 12. July, with two races in Spielberg. A total of eight European races are not currently planned, a calendar in addition, there are still.
This article was written by Ruben Zimmermann, Co-author: Luke Smith
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