Lewis Hamilton says he needs to “drive better” in Malaysia this weekend to get his world title campaign back on track.
Hamilton was trounced at the last race in Singapore by Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, who took his eighth win of the season to move into an eight-point lead.
Asked what he needed to do to get more performance out of the car, Hamilton said: “Just drive it better, I guess.
“More time on track. Hopefully we won’t have any problems this weekend.”
Mercedes said that a hydraulic failure that led to him missing half of second practice was key to his lack of pace in Singapore – where Rosberg out-qualified him by 0.7 seconds – because he had not arrived at a suitable car set-up.
Hamilton said he was aware of the problems he ran into there and said he would “make sure I use every lap” at the Sepang track, where practice starts on Friday.