Lewis Hamilton recorded his sixth victory at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday morning, and the five-time world champion felt his change of driving style had helped the dominant monitor in a Mercedes lining.
Mercedes has won three straight victories at the start of this 2019 Formula 1 season, with Hamilton winning on the last two occasions, Valtteri Bottas winning in Melbourne.
Hamilton's win on Sunday was pretty straightforward, having doubled Bottas early in the race and never looking back once again. But the general weekend of world champions was far from simple.
"During the weekend, the car really did not like the way I drive on this track," Hamilton explained. "I've always been very fast here and my aggressive driving style worked fine, then I used it for the past two years, the tires did not allow it and the car did not allow it." I seemed to have lost a lot of performances.
"I really needed to be dynamic enough to change my natural driving style, change it in a different way, and I really did it at the end of qualifying and then in the race. I found a little what I had done in my normal driving style would be, so once I got to the top, I was able to stay in position and do what I do. "