Hamilton positive after topping times
14 March 2014 – Lewis Hamilton described his day as 'positive' after setting the fastest time during second practice for the Australian Grand Prix.
Hamilton led a Mercedes 1-2 as he edged out team-mate Nico Rosberg by 0.157 seconds across the second 90 minute session.
Hamilton's day was not completely smooth as he stopped on track during his out lap in the first session due to a sensor calibration problem.
"Of course it would have been great to have FP1 but at the end of the day I got enough running in FP2," he said.
"So I feel quite comfortable in the car and we got good data, a good understanding of what’s going out on track and in the car - fuel and all that stuff. So I feel positive, I’m glad I got through it."
Hamilton admitted that it was a 'strange' feeling to be back out on track.
"Going into FP2 I felt uncomfortable as I hadn’t done any laps and it’s really strange as when you’re at the test you go out and it feels easier," he said. "[Here] it’s a street circuit and I haven’t driven for a couple of weeks so it felt really raw and I felt like a beginner, [but] we got up to speed, no issues otherwise."