Hamilton amazed by Mercedes challenger
20 April 2014 – Lewis Hamilton says he is "amazed" by the performance of Mercedes's 2014 challenger after notching up the first victory hat-trick of his Formula 1 career in Sunday afternoon's Chinese Grand Prix.
The former World Champion dominated the race from pole position to take the chequered flag almost 20 seconds ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg and move to within four points of the championship lead.
"I can't believe how amazing the car is. The results we are getting are a true showing of all the team's hard work," said Hamilton after the race.
"I had to make a lot of changes after second practice but it worked perfectly. I could look after the tyres well and then I was racing myself."
Hamilton says there will be no let-up in the team's quest for more performance despite its sizeable advantage.
"The team is on a roll," he said. "We're going to keep pushing as the others will be pushing to catch us up."