Hamilton's realistic aim is to finish races and get points

© F1 Pulse, 21 February 2013
© AP Photo/Manu Fernandez

Mercedes may be overcoming its reliability issues and slowly improving its car during the pre-season tests [REPORT] but Lewis Hamilton’s recent remark suggests that the current year would be another struggle for the German manufacturer.

The Briton clocked the most number of laps on Wednesday among the 11 drivers who participated on the day two of the second test at Barcelona [PHOTOS], indicating that the team’s reliability troubles are now far behind it.

Although upbeat about the outing, the 28-year-old driver admitted that the team still "have a lot of work to do" ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix next month.

When asked what a realistic target for the upcoming season was, Hamilton was quoted by BBC Sport, "To finish races and get into the points."


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