Hamilton faster than he looks
Lewis Hamilton had an advantage of 0.449s on the timesheets during Friday practice in Spain, but as GARY ANDERSON and EDD STRAW explain, his advantage was even bigger than that
Speaking yesterday, Lewis Hamilton stressed that the configuration of what is now officially, and cumbersomely, dubbed Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya, would mitigate the advantage of Mercedes.
But even though mitigate does not mean eradicate, Friday practice suggests that not only is Mercedes still ahead, but its advantage is as big as ever.
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