McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton is unhappy with rival team Ferrari s actions over the ongoing espionage saga. The rookie driver is hoping to strike a blow at Ferrari on-track during the Italian Grand Prix.
“Ferrari are being portrayed as the most innocent team,â€ Hamilton commented. “I do think that this is the case. I do not like what Ferrari are putting our team through I know my team and we are being unfairly treated. It would be a great feeling to win in Italy this weekend. Beating Ferrari on their home ground is going to be a huge blow to their team.â€
Monza holds good memories for Hamilton last season, Hamilton won the GP2 season at the Italian circuit having beaten Nelson Piquet Jr – and he has already put the tyre failure of the Turkish Grand Prix behind him.
“I don’t understand why it happened, whether it was bad luck or not,” he said “But that’s in the past, I don’t blame Bridgestone.We need these sort of experiences to improve. They have not made any mistakes all year so I think this is something they can learn from and move forward.
“I have not had a tyre go like that before. I was quite fortunate that it happened when it did, if it was going to happen at all, and not through a high speed corner as another shunt into a wall would not be comfortable,” he continued. “I already had quite a big one at the Nurburgring, so I want to avoid another one.”
McLaren looked strong in testing at Monza last week and is expecting the car to run well.
“Since the last race I definitely feel we have made a step forward like we do at every race, there is always something new on the car and we make a step forward,” he commented. “I think we have made a similar step forward to when we were at Monaco and I really think the team did a great job developing the aero package for here. They were strong here last year and also with our engine everything is feeling quite good….I think we will be more competitive here than McLaren have been in the past years.”