Hamilton: It’s great that we managed to meet in Q3

The Mercedes drivers failed to keep up with the leaders.
Lewis Hamilton finished seventh in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix, but he wasn’t the happiest with this performance. The Briton was not satisfied with how W14 behaved, but was positive that they still entered the final part of the qualification.

“I woke up this morning thinking we were going to be a long way behind, but it’s great that we managed to get into Q3.” Hamilton told Sky Sports. “We worked a lot during the night with the engineers and the people back at the factory and today we took a step forward. The car was livelier during the morning compared to the day before, which is why we thought we were in a different position. Then the qualifying started and the car was no longer in that condition.”

He added that anything is possible during the 57th rounds of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

“I think we’ve got a good direction when it comes to my settings. I hope they do well tomorrow. During the pace for one lap, we were about six tenths behind, nothing is impossible, but we have to be positive. Everyone in the factory works hard and we know how to reduce the difference. We have to stay focused and move forward and push like never before.”