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Hamilton delighted with maiden Mercedes outing

"We learned a lot this afternoon," agreed Toto Wolff, the new head of motorsports for Mercedes-Benz. "We can see that we have a solid basis to work from, now we need to keep our heads down and work hard to improve further."

But there was no doubting what a happy - and relieved - man Hamilton was on Sunday evening, having staked his future career on a risky switch to Mercedes after so many years in the McLaren family.

"Thanks to everyone here and back at base for their support over my first race weekend with Mercedes," he said.

"Now we'll look forward to Malaysia next weekend and hopefully build on this positive start with an improved performance. "Malaysia is going to be tough but hopefully we can have a better result. It's going to be tough with the tyres," he added.



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Chris - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 11:55 AM
Last Edited 648 days ago

But Taipan, Rosberg finished 57 seconds back in 12th last year? So they had a better start this year in terms of performance. Rosberg got no points until the freak win in China last year. But I suppose you'll somehow paint Hamilton in a negative light if he hasn't acheived that come China. Mercedes last dry race in Austin, Rosberg was next to be lapped and Schumacher was over a lap down at the finish line in 13th and 16th. Yet you don't think the car has improved. Solid start from Mercedes. Yes the car has improved from what they ended up with towards the end of last year, but so it should. Would have been nice to have Rosberg finish aswell, so lets hope these gremlins can be worked out. Thought the car would have had more race pace, just goes to show it's hard to tell just from tesing. They still have work to do on the tyres. Seeing kimi do a 2 stop and still have the pace towards the end must be worrying for all the teams. Glad to see its



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