Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Hamilton Excited despite Car Issues

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Hamilton Excited despite Car Issues

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LEWIS HAMILTON is convinced McLaren will provide him with a car "ready for battle" when the new Formula One season kicks off on Sunday.

Both Hamilton and teammate Jenson Button voiced their concerns throughout pre-season that the car was not as good as they hoped it would be.

Although lacking in pace, of greater concern was the reliability as the MP4-26 failed to complete a single race distance during testing due to a variety of issues.

Team principal Martin Whitmarsh has since claimed the car has had a radical revamp they hope will claw back the second gap to their rivals.

The clock is ticking for McLaren, with first practice for Sunday's Australian Grand Prix just two days away.

"We can't hide the fact testing has been tougher than we expected," said 2008 world champion Hamilton. "Our test mileage hasn't been as high as our rivals, nor have we had the outright pace of the fastest cars.

"Still, I have a good feeling with the car, and I understand we'll be making further performance steps ahead of this opening race. …

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