Hamilton and Vettel query F1 2019 decision-making process

Sebastian Vettel- Scuderia Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel- Scuderia Ferrari

"Of course I want to come here and deliver the ultimate performance and get the win", Hamilton told Sky F1's Natalie Pinkham after taking his 74th career pole. "I didn't have much to lose so I thought I'd try".

"We want to push the boundaries and the limits", said Hamilton. I think that is because the working range is far narrower than it was past year, so you give it everything on an out lap and you still don't have your tires in the window and they heat the tires up in the blankets.

"We should make the decisions", smiled Hamilton.

"We are drivers - not to say that we know everything, we don't know anything about engineering the vehicle - but we know how the cars feel, and their limitations to overtake, but we're not really asked". "I think in the sport and in technology we're developing and moving forwards all the time to pull us back", Hamilton said, as quoted on F1.com. And their limitations to overtake. "It is going to be relatively close between the top three teams but I can't really say who is quickest at the moment".

Daniel Ricciardo: "I really think we got the most out of the vehicle this afternoon". All the drivers' feedback was thank you very much, spectacular, that's what we would like, more challenging, you see us more exhausted after the race, and now we want to make them slower again.

"Well, before they introduced the chicane, I think they were doing high fifteens", replied Vettel. "Then we said the cars are too slow, let's put more aerodynamics and make them wider, more spectacular". It's a bit like cruising to America and changing direction 100 times. The changes include a simplified front wing and brake ducts and a bigger rear wing flap to make DRS more powerful - all of which will make the vehicle less aerodynamically efficient and slower compared to its 2018 counterpart.

F1 is in its second year under the ownership of USA -based Liberty Media, which has also been instilling changes to try to further promote the series. "We shouldn't have to ask, 'Can you involve us?' We should be involved because we are the ones driving".

Hamilton's fourth pole in Spain - his third straight - confirms that his Mercedes vehicle is a strong package when it can put the tyres in the right operating window, but the Briton said he was taking nothing for granted with the chasing pack behind him. Even if the start doesn't go in our favor, I think we always have a strong auto to keep fighting. "At least our opinions should be heard".

"That's where it's hard", he said.

Ricciardo, who crashed with Verstappen in Azerbaijan, had a tough start to his weekend in Barcelona by hitting a tire barrier midway through the first session, losing a lot of track time.

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