"It's such a technical circuit and it's about auto placement and you've got to have the package", Hamilton said.
"I'm not sure why, but I think more or less I had two laps that were identical".
We had to call it a bit earlier this morning than I wanted but yeah, it was fine in qualifying. I can't tell you how.
"I believe that most of the difference today is due to the new asphalt and... the wonderful English summer!".
England beat Sweden to return to the semi-finals after 28 years
Goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli earn England a 2-0 victory over Sweden in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final in Samara . We knew what would hurt them and what we'd worked on. "We came into this tournament as the least experienced team ", he said.
The Finn, who visited Mercedes' base on Tuesday and Wednesday, said: "I followed a bit of the process of how they found the issue and how they reacted to fix it and make sure it doesn't happen again. To push over the limit just a little bit more, without losing it, is one of the toughest positions to put the vehicle".
"This is the fastest track in the world", Hamilton said. We're flat-out through Turn 1, we're flat-out through Copse, it's insane, to turn in there at 300-and-whatever-it-is kilometeres we're doing.
"There's a great energy within the team so although it was a painful experience I think it brought us closer, it made us stronger and I think coming here there's been some fixes".
"I don't know all the names but you're flat-out all the way into it".
"Obviously I was pretty happy with the first run in Q3 and then we had a little bit more in sector three and bits around the track, which I think I got right on the second attempt, but I seemed to lose a little bit down the straights". "It's a real privilege for me and I was just watching some of the replays of previous year and if you look at the end when it shows you all of the positions and obviously to see the Union Jack up there is always a great feeling". I was shaking afterwards through the emotion and the adrenalin rush. When I see Williams last it's a shame, but I am happy with my decision.
"It's my 76th but it's so special".