Lewis Hamilton claims PODIUMS are ‘not too far away’ seeing continuous improvements on Mercedes’ W15 

Lewis Hamilton has been winless in F1 since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton claims PODIUMS are ‘not too far away’ seeing continuous improvements on  Mercedes’ W15 

Lewis Hamilton (via IMAGO)

Seven-time World Champion, Lewis Hamilton claims that Mercedes is on the right track following their somewhat fruitful results in the last few races from a performance point of view. Hamilton finished P4 during yesterday’s Canadian GP FP1 session.

Mercedes has struggled against the likes of Ferrari, McLaren, and Red Bull, the German outfit is the fourth-fastest team on the grid in terms of race pace. However, the silver arrows showed convincing signs during the Monaco GP, which has now opened up opportunities for them in Montreal.

Mercedes is running with the new front wing upgrades on George Russell and Lewis Hamilton’s cars this in hopes of picking up greater pace around Montreal. Russell’s W15 had tried on the new front wing in Monaco, which charted convincing results in qualifying.

I don’t think it’s[podiums] far away. We’ve got the upgrade, both cars have got the upgrade this weekend so I’m looking forward to seeing how that feels on track.  
Lewis Hamilton said in an interview with Crash

The Brackley-based outfit has not scored a podium or a win yet this season but is confident with the developments within the car for the coming races. Russell and Hamilton will try their best to make the most of the W15 around Montreal in hopes of ending their winless drought.

George Russell speaks on safety concerns regarding greater speeds from 2026

George Russell has aired on the side of caution regarding the 2026 F1 regulations, which will induce greater top speed in cars. The new regulations have placed their emphasis on greater usage of electric power as well as reduced weight distribution.

George Russell
George Russell (Via: Imago)
They're going to be exceptionally quick in the straights, 360km/h probably at most tracks, which is pretty impressive. Obviously then the safety needs to be probably improved, because having a crash at 360, 370km/h is going to be pretty crazy.
George Russell said via AutoSport

The FIA outlined that the 2026 cars will be a bit slower around corners but will be faster along straights as compared to the cars currently. Thus, concerns about safety around faster circuits such as Jeddah and Baku need to be addressed for the safety of drivers.

George Russell earlier spoke of his excitement regarding the new regulations, which will further transform the way teams work on their cars as well as strategies and race pace. The Brit is hopeful that the new regs will benefit Mercedes as they look to get back to the very top of F1 again.

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