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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton admits he's 'done with the shaking' after Monaco struggles

Lewis Hamilton is looking forward to racing at more open tracks following Mercedes' problems with bouncing during the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton admits that he's "done" with bouncing after the issue again affected Mercedes at the Monaco Grand Prix.

It was a tough weekend for Hamilton in Monte Carlo, a circuit he has previously won at three times. The seven-time World Champion eventually finished in eighth place behind Fernando Alonso, who he failed to find a way past.

After making visible progress with the W13’s porpoising issues at the Spanish Grand Prix, expectations were high that Mercedes could carry that speed into Monaco.

However, from the beginning of Friday’s FP1 session, both drivers experienced excessive bouncing around the tight street circuit as the team tried different set-ups throughout each of the sessions to try and make it more comfortable for their drivers.

Hamilton explains issues with bouncing

With another street circuit up next on the calendar in the form of Azerbaijan, Hamilton is praying that the car feels better in Baku than it did in Monaco.

"Here [Monaco] is the worst it has felt so far just with the bumps. My teeth, my jaw moving the whole time, I'm done with the shaking,” said Hamilton when speaking to members of the media, including RacingNews365.com.

Speaking about the W13's tendency towards bouncing, Hamilton added: "Ours is so stiff, the suspension is driving it back into the ground.

"I'm looking forward to more open tracks and I'm praying that the next race isn't as bumpy as it is here. If it is, through the slow corners, we might struggle but we’ll see."

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