Lewis Hamilton enjoys ‘awesome day’ as he prepares for Monaco GP

Lewis Hamilton during practice for the Monaco GP
Lewis Hamilton during practice for the Monaco GP

Lewis Hamilton enjoyed an “awesome” day ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, topping the timesheet in both practice sessions.

The reigning Formula One world champion spoke of his desire to achieve a “perfect weekend” after signing a lucrative three-year deal with Mercedes on Wednesday.

Things certainly look promising for Hamilton after impressing during both free practice sessions in the Principality on Thursday.

The 30-year-old’s time of one minute 18.750 seconds was the quickest of the morning session in Monte Carlo, while his one minute 17.192 seconds lap saw him again top the timesheet in a rain-affected second session.

Hamilton said on Twitter that this had been an “awesome day” and a “great job by the team” – form he hopes to continue when racing returns on Saturday.

“Every year, it stuns me how fast we have to think out there, with so much information coming at you, and you have to be more reactive and agile than anywhere else,” he said.

“The target is always to get on the pace as quick as you can and to be very specific and precise in the set-up changes you make, so you don’t go down the wrong path.”