Why Hamilton is happy and hopeful at Mercedes

Why Hamilton is happy and hopeful at Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton had a promising start to the season - and to life at Mercedes- in Australia on Friday. Jonathan Noble heard from the Briton about his joy at how he's settled at the team and why there's more to come

Lewis Hamilton's encouraging early practice form at the Australian Grand Prix – aside from that late run off the track – has delivered proof that Mercedes's winter-testing speed is as genuine as his enthusiasm for his new surroundings.

After a winter of varying expectations for the Brackley-based outfit, from the woes of the first test days at Jerez to the promise of the final runs at Barcelona, Hamilton is on a high ahead of his first race for the Silver Arrows.

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