Lewis Hamilton claims he has been “generally quite average” across the opening six rounds of the 2019 Formula 1 season, despite claiming four wins.
Hamilton has taken wins in Bahrain, China, Spain and Monaco to establish a 17-point buffer over Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who swept to victory in Australia and Azerbaijan.
But he feels he still has substantial potential to unlock from himself and the W10 going forward.
“I definitely feel that it’s been quite an average performance from myself, maybe above average but generally quite average for the first six races,” he said.
“I feel like I’ve got the best I could get. I’ve arrived prepared – the best prepared I could be – but in terms of extracting the true performance from the car, I feel like I’ve struggled a little bit in these six races.
“I guess that’s kind of similar to other seasons but without doubt it’s going to improve as the knowledge you gain over the season race by race, particularly with the tyres this year, where the window is even smaller.
“I do anticipate things will get better as it will be for all of us.
“I hope, at some stage, that I’m able to crack the issues that I’ve had and get back to the form that I have within me.
“Whether that’s the next race or 10 races from now, I can’t really say but I am very, very focused on making sure I rectify any of those.”