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Lewis off bal­ance

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MERCEDES have a “fun­da­men­tal is­sue” to re­solve with Lewis Hamil­ton’s car after a painful prac­tice at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

“The lap time is re­al­ity, the stop­watch al­ways tells the truth. The lap time showed we are not quick enough,” said team boss Toto Wolff.

“The car seems to be un­bal­anced and that trig­gers an aw­ful lot of con­se­quences and it was cer­tainly one of the worst Fri­days I can re­mem­ber.”

Hamil­ton is hop­ing they can come up with an overnight so­lu­tion. The Bri­ton, who leads the ti­tle race, was sixth in both prac­tice ses­sions. “It’s been a very dif­fi­cult day. I’ve been strug­gling with the car, so we have to try to un­der­stand where we’ve gone wrong with the bal­ance,” said Hamil­ton. Wolff added: “There is a fun­da­men­tal is­sue in the car that we need to find out. These things are very com­plex, so it can be a tiny de­tail that just un­set­tles the car.”

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