Lewis Hamilton and his colleague George Russell did not start the season in the best way, especially Hamilton. Hamilton believes that they are far from the title, and he revealed what are the main problems of his team. "We're a long way down on downforce," Hamilton said, as quoted by crash.net "So we've got to pick up the rear end downforce, particularly.
The more rear we gain, the more stable the rear becomes - the more confident I'll be able to attack. But I think in general, just this car… Even if we do change that, there's a specific thing with something on the car that I have never had before.
It's a position I've not had in previous years' cars. For me, it's the thing that is making me uncomfortable. I've just got to work hard to make sure it is changed. It's on a knife edge when you're above about 95 percent.
But when you're in a race stint, it's much more controllable and predictable." Although he has no confidence in his car and does not expect it to be competitive this season, Hamilton is trying to give his best. "I still don't have the confidence in the race, but I'm doing the best I can with it."
Lewis Hamilton on positive aspects
In order not to make everything so dark, Hamilton also saw some positive aspects of his team.
"It is definitely strange to see the Ferrari behind us,” Hamilton said. “It's positive for us. It's a different surface here, and we don't really understand why on this surface our car works one way, and it's different in another.
But there are lots of positives to take from this weekend. It will be up and down throughout the first three races. Hopefully we can get some upgrades ASAP and try to close that gap to the Aston Martins”.