Friday February 8 - Hamilton building solid foundations
Not perfect, but no disaster. That was the summary from both Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes as their first week together ended at Jerez on Friday.
Like almost everything that Hamilton has been involved in, there was drama - brake failure on day one and a crash into the barriers; speed - the sixth fastest time on Friday; and determination - a notebook full of jobs he wants Mercedes to do. Nobody would expect anything different.
Ever since Hamilton made the decision to join Mercedes, there has been plenty of chatter about a challenge to get to the front; of hard work and of fresh motivation to dig deeper than he has ever done before.
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