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Hamilton desperate for change of fortunes to end winning drought

By Staff Reporter

Published 14/05/2016

World champion Lewis Hamilton at the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix yesterday
World champion Lewis Hamilton at the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix yesterday

World champion Lewis Hamilton has been left with "lots of homework to do" as he bids to end what is now a 200-day losing streak in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg, who has sauntered to victory at each of the four races so far this season to establish a 43-point lead over Hamilton, was nearly three quarters of a second faster than his Mercedes team-mate in practice yesterday.

Hamilton's best lap at the Circuit de Catalunya on the outskirts of Barcelona was only good enough for third with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen splitting the Mercedes pair. Sebastian Vettel, fastest in the opening session, was fourth-quickest in the sister Ferrari.

Hamilton said: "I lost quite a lot of time with traffic at the end but ultimately the lap wasn't quick enough. It is very rare that you get a perfect balance but I definitely did not have that today."

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