The first day of the Canadian Grand Prix was saddening for the Mercedes team who have been battling with porpoising throughout the season. Despite more experimental upgrades which included a stiffer suspension setup at the rear of the car and a modified and stiffer floor, the car was even worse than before. After FP2, Lewis Hamilton revealed what he thought, and it’s safe to say he’s losing confidence in his car.
He was asked how his Friday went:
“Pretty much like every Friday for us trying lots of different things. An experimental floor on my side, which didn’t work. Nothing we are doing to this car seems to work.
“We have been trying different setups,” he added. “Me and George were running much different set ups in FP2 just to see if one works and one doesn’t.
“I will wait to hear but for me it was a disaster. It’s like the car is getting worse. Getting more and more unhappy with the more we do to it. We will keep working on it.”
Due to the nature of the car skipping over the tarmac as it bounces, Hamilton is feeling negatively about his coming weekend:
It’s the worst that I have ever felt in any car here,” he says.
“It’s just a monumental fight the whole time to keep it out of the wall”.