Lewis Hamilton is not happy with his data being shared at MercedesLEWIS HAMILTON is unhappy that Mercedes share data with his team-mate.The Britis convinced heshould be allowed to keep his secrets to himself and show his raw talent.Hamilton will have a new team-mate at Mercedes this season as Valtteri Bottas replaces Nico Rosberg who retired after winning the 2016 world championship.“I go out, do my laps, do all my homework, [and] the other guy can see everything,” Hamilton said.
“I have asked my team. I don’t want to see my teammates. I don’t feel it’s fair that he brings his A-game and I should be able to study his A-game on a computer.
“For example, when we’re driving, we’re picking out braking points, bumps, tyre rubber marks on the track, all these different things to help get you through the corner quickest.“And the other driver probably naturallymay be able to do more or less than you are.“But because of this data, they can just copy you. ‘Oh, he’s braking five metres later there, I’ll go out and I’ll try braking five metres later’. So that’s what I really dislike, because it enables them to get closer.
Valtteri Bottas will be the new Mercedes team-mate of Lewis Hamilton in 2017“That’s what I loved about go-karting; you weren’t able to do that and that was where just your raw talent is able to shine.”Mercedes are due to launch their car on Thursday as they look to continue their dominance in the sport.The Australian Grand Prix kicks off the new season and takes place on Sunday, March 26.