In the build-up to the new F1 season some of the drivers were asked what three things they would change if they were the new owners of F1.
Fernando Alonso, a former world champion but now stuck in a weaker McLaren-Honda, suggested "equal engines for everyone," which caused some laughter.
Quick as a flash Hamilton responded whilst smiling "I don't agree with that one," cue more laughter.
In an era where drivers are judged by their car rather than their skills it's been a shame to see the likes of Red Bull and Mercedes have more or less dominated. Of course there's been exceptions: Sebastian Vettel came close to ruining his streak before an incredible turnaround in 2012, but generally speaking one has been dominant. Mercedes have won the last three Constructors Championships by an average of 289.33 points. The year before Red Bull won it by 236.
It had been hoped that this season there would have been a change. The rules changes were designed to try and reduce Mercedes' incredible dominance and bring Hamilton closer to the chasing pack.
The initial signs are not good. After FP2 in Australia, Hamilton lapped half a second quicker than Vettel in his Ferrari and he was over a second quicker than the Red Bulls.
Speaking to reporters after the session, Hamilton was evidently confident and slightly surprised.
"Coming into today we had no idea where we would stand," he said.
"It was kind of a night and day difference to how the car felt on the last day of testing. The car's feeling good so I got through all my running and I got a good understanding of the tyres on low and high fuel, which puts us in good stead for tomorrow.
"There's things we struggled in the test and things weren't quite perfect in the car. [Here] everything's performing at its optimum, which is great.
It feels amazing and that's, to be honest, surprising.
With world champion Nico Rosberg having retired, Vettel was seen as the main rival for Hamilton but he was evidently some way off Hamilton.
However encouragingly for Ferrari fans, or indeed fans of competition, Vettel didn't seem too concerned.
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