Lewis Hamilton reflected on a “crazy” Australian Grand Prix after scoring the first podium of the season for himself and Mercedes, saying it was “amazing” to be in the fight towards the front of the field.
"I still feel uncomfortable in the car, though, the car is still not… I don’t feel connected to it, so I’m driving as best I can with that disconnect.
“I’m working as hard as I can to try and create that connect but I think it’s a long project, but still, we’ve been down on performance, we are clearly down in straight [line] pace compared to the Red Bulls.
“For us to be up here fighting with Aston, it’s just amazing at this point in the season, and we’ve just [got] to keep on fighting. [A] big, big thank you to all the people back at the factory, let’s keep pushing. We can close that gap; it’s going to be tough but not impossible.”