Lewis Hamilton has made the perfect start to his season, grabbing victory at the Australian Grand Prix. The 23-year old Brit has said that the fifth Grand Prix win of his F1 career is his best so far.
“This win perhaps feels better than any because I feel I have improved in may areas,â€ Hamilton explained. “Coming into my second season, I set myself some targets and put myself under more pressure.
“I wouldn t say it is the perfect win because there s a lot of areas I cam improve but I am thinking in terms of managing my tyres, controlling my pace and confidence, and being comfortable in the car, it s the best race I ve had so far.â€
Ron Dennis had nothing but praise for the youngster. “It was faultless,â€ he said. “It is his discipline that makes him so good.
“Even with the most experience people in Formula 1, the most difficult place to be is leading a race because that is where a mistake can cost you so much. To lead a race and pace yourself, look after your tyres and all the other things that is when you have to really driver carefully because you are not driving 100% on the limit, and that s when you can make mistakes.â€
Hamilton is also pleased for Nico Rosberg who finished third in yesterday s race it was the first F1 podium for the German driver and Hamilton has said that sharing the podium with his friend has been a dream for a long time, ever since they raced go-karts together.
“We always said one day we wanted to be in F1, winning races and being on the podium together,â€ Hamilton said. “It is a childhood dream for both of us and it feels really cool!â€