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Lewis: Zero Bottas problems

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Lewis Hamilton has moved to clarify his comments on team data sharing in Formula 1, insisting he has 'zero problems' with Mercedes or new team-mate Valtteri Bottas. 

The three-time world champion had suggested that his braking points and driving lines were shared within his team, claiming it was unfair for a driver to gain an advantage by studying someone else's "homework".

"I go out, do my laps, do all my homework and the other guy can see everything," Hamilton said in a UBS Facebook Q&A. "I have asked my team [about it].

"I don't think it's fair that he brings his A-game, then I can study his A-game on a computer.

"Because of this data, they can just copy you, by braking five metres earlier here, two metres there. That's what I really dislike.

"That's what I loved about go-karting, You weren't able to do that, and that was where just your raw talent is able to shine."

But Hamilton has insisted his statements weren't aimed at Mercedes or Bottas, who has replaced Nico Rosberg for the 2017 campaign, and says he's felt strongly about data sharing throughout his F1 career.

"I wish to clarify, I have not hit out at my team at all," Hamilton posted on Twitter. "My point on data sharing is solely my feelings about the sport in general."

"It has been my feeling since the day I started F1 and still is 10 years later. There is zero problems in my team, zero problems with Bottas."

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