Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari’s win in Malaysia has been ‘blown out of proportion’, ahead of this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff called Sebastian Vettel’s win in Sepang a “wake up call” for the reigning champions following the race, but Hamilton says he is more relaxed about Ferrari’s resurgent form.
“I honestly don’t [agree],” Hamilton told the media when asked about Wolff’s comments on Thursday.
“But he is the team boss and you would imagine that is his perspective. For me, you can’t get every weekend right, and it wasn’t even that much of a disaster of a weekend for us.
“Apart from the fact we missed a session, but that could happen any time. We missed a session, we had no real time to do a set-up and didn’t do a long run, so we would have changed things on set-up.
“As a car wasn’t on track maybe we could have worked harder to extract more from Nico’s car, so there are so many things we could have done better, but it wasn’t a big disaster.
“People have definitely blown it out of proportion, and hopefully we will get it right this weekend.”
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