Lewis on track without driver aids

PUBLISHED: 15:26 17 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:19 26 October 2009

Lewis Hamilton on his way to victory in Australia Pictures courtesy of www.mclaren.com

Lewis Hamilton on his way to victory in Australia Pictures courtesy of www.mclaren.com

LEWIS Hamilton enjoyed racing for real in Sunday s Australian Grand Prix. Cars have been stripped of traction control and driver aids this season. Although technically and physically tougher for the driver, Melbourne race winner Hamilton felt it was a tru

LEWIS Hamilton enjoyed racing for real in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix.

Cars have been stripped of traction control and driver aids this season.

Although technically and physically tougher for the driver, Melbourne race winner Hamilton felt it was a truer test of man and machine.

The 23-year-old from Herts drove superbly to claim victory in the opening race of the F1 season.

McLaren star Hamilton said: "It was more demanding on the drivers but also on the tyres and on the car.

"We have no engine braking, so it puts a lot more demand on the brakes, so the temperature from the brakes and the whole car is probably quite a lot higher than last year.

"But in terms of racing, it's real racing. This is how it should be!"

Hamilton gets back behind the wheel for the second grand prix of the season on Easter Sunday in Malaysia.


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