Lewis Hamilton out early on day two in Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton started the new Formula One season where he left off as Mercedes set a blistering pace on the opening day of testing in Barcelona on Monday, reports Press Association’s Philip Duncan.

Hamilton – winner of the final four grands prix of last year, but who finished runner-up to the now retired Nico Rosberg – had to wait until after lunch to get his first real taste of the car which he hopes will fire him to a fourth world championship.

And it was not long before the 32-year-old Briton was on top of the order in a Mercedes, which seems not only fast but bulletproof in its reliability, too.

Indeed while both Red Bull, the team expected to lead the challenge to Mercedes this season, and McLaren encountered a number of technical problems, Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, the Finn who has replaced Rosberg, completed more than two race distances.

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