English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), outstanding leader of the Formula One World Cup, which marked the fourth time in free practice for the Turkish Grand Prix, the fourteenth of the contest, declared on the circuit of Istanbul Park, very slippery this Friday, which “looked like they were” piloting “on an ice rink”
“It was very difficult today. This circuit is fantastic, but the new surface complicated everything,” said Hamilton, 35, who this Sunday could mathematically certify in Turkey the achievement of his seventh world title, with which he would equal the record historical by the German Michael Schumacher.
“None of the tires worked for us and it looked like we were driving on an ice track,” explained the English star, who two Sundays ago in Imola (Italy) signed his ninth win of the year, the number 92 of his career, with which he broke the other great record that united him to the ‘Kaiser’ in his favor.
“For that reason, we couldn’t have fun what we normally would have fun here in Istanbul. When you’re way below the temperature window, the tires just don’t work. “; added Hamilton, who leads the World Cup with 282 points, 85 more than his Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas, the only one who could still, albeit almost miraculously, snatch the title from him.
“From one lap to another you can find a second just because the tires suddenly work better in one of the corners. We have a lot of work ahead of us trying to figure out what we can change tonight to be better tomorrow,” he said.
“There are some fundamental things that you cannot change in the car, but we will have to do the best we can. I think it is going to be a tough fight for us this weekend, but that makes it much more exciting,” said Hamilton East Friday in Turkey, where he won in 2010, aboard a McLaren. EFE