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Formula 1

Barcelona testing boost for Hamilton

16th May 2018, 13:48 by Craig Smithson

Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a "good day" of testing with Mercedes in Barcelona on Tuesday and is targeting victory in the Monaco Grand Prix.

The 33-year-old remained in Spain after winning his second successive race of the season at the Circuit de Catalunya and completed 151 laps on day one of Mercedes' testing programme.

The testing involved collecting data to try and correlate performance between the wind tunnel and track after recent car improvements, set-up work and focus on engine development, while they also placed two lights on their car's rear-wing endplates as a trial for F1's governing body.

Hamilton is not usually a big fan of testing, but on this occasion, he was happy to get in some laps on the circuit and is in a positive mood looking ahead to the next race in the French Principality on May 27.

"It was a good day and a relatively interesting test, I'm glad we did it," he said.

"We got through a large programme and did 151 laps, which is a good sign of reliability.

"I'm looking forward to Monaco; hopefully we can take some of the things we've learned onto there."

Meanwhile, Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas added to the Silver Arrows' positive testing in Barcelona by topping the timesheets ahead of Antonio Giovinazzi in the Ferrari on Wednesday morning.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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