The Russian weekend is going to be continuation of Mercedes weak performances, since summer break they couldn’t win any race. Surprisingly, but on the track, where Mercedes cars have always been fast, this year Ferrari leads.
However, in qualifying Lewis managed to rob Ferrari of first row on the grid in tomorrow’s race as he knocked Sebastian Vettel on P3 during the last attempt in Q3.
Also Lewis said he is pretty happy with his results in Sochi so far, and will use every chance tomorrow.
"It feels like a really positive weekend so far and I'm very happy with the job that we've done collectively. We've worked so hard until late last night and again today and it all came together in the end," – Hamilton said.
"The ultimate goal is always to get as close to 100 percent as possible and I don't think there was much left in the car today. Sochi has always been a track that I struggled at, but today every lap was just getting better and better, there were no real mistakes and particularly the last lap felt good."
For sure the key role on Sunday the strategy and tyres will play. As Lewis said, it’s a long run into Turn 1, and it’s not always the best for a start on the harder tyre.
"The Ferraris have some crazy speeds on the straights, so to split them is a very good scenario for us. Now we have to try and convert that split into something even better. We've got to try something and it's good that we're able to go for a different strategy tomorrow. The team has done a really good job to put us in that position and I look forward to the fight," – Lewis thinks.
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