Lewis Hamilton admitted he needed to work harder to adapt to his Mercedes’ wet-weather characteristics after being outpaced by teammate Nico Rosberg in Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying.
Hamilton took several famous victories in the rain during his McLaren career, but since moving to Mercedes for the 2013 Formula 1 season he has struggled in the wet. He said being half a second off front-row qualifier Rosberg and only fifth on the Interlagos grid was no surprise.
“That’s kind of where I thought I would be, considering,” said Hamilton. “I did my best out there but I’m struggling. There’s not really much more I can say.”
Hamilton believes the main issue is a lack of mileage in the Mercedes in the rain.
“When I was at McLaren, I knew the car,” he said. “I was there for a long, long time and it suited me easier than the one I’m driving right now. I’ve just got to do some more work.”