The McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is extremely surprised about the lack of pace shown by the McLaren car in the testing ahead of the Korean Grand Prix.

McLaren are expected to challenge for a top spot in this race. Anything other than a victory in the Korean Grand Prix would be extremely disastrous to the title aspirations of Lewis Hamilton. He still has an outside chance of winning the title, but in order to do that, he needs to win the Korean Grand Prix. However, the initial rounds of testing appeared to suggest that McLaren might not have the same pace as Red bull, who are currently the inform team at the moment.

Sebastian Vettel has managed to win the last two races, which have put him extremely close with the Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso. Many reckon that Sebastian Vettel will be able to get his third consecutive victory at the Korean Grand Prix. After the first practice session, Lewis Hamilton was surprised to see himself almost a second behind Sebastian Vettel. Even though McLaren were the fastest in the first session, they were unable to hold on to the lead as the day went by.

“We were quite quick in the first session but I don’t really know what happened in the second. We were struggling a bit, just trying different things, and for some reason I wasn’t able to get a good time. It was such a big difference from P1 to P2 and the car wasn’t really that different. Just a small change on the rear ride-height which is nothing. We just have to be calm and figure out which way to go. Jenson was not in a bad position so the car has some pace and we just need to extract it,” said Lewis Hamilton.