“It’s not been perfect,” Lewis Hamilton not impressed with his performance this season

The Briton believes he could have performed much better.

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton
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Lewis Hamilton claims that throughout Mercedes’ troubles this season, he hasn’t always been the greatest version of himself in the background.

Since the W13 car, built for the sport’s new rules era, has lagged behind Ferrari and Red Bull, Mercedes, the eight-time consecutive Constructors’ champions, has yet to win a race. Hamilton has placed second in the last two grand prix races, and he has finished on the podium at the last five races.

In what appeared to be a heated conversation with Mercedes team manager Toto Wolff during the course of the Imola weekend, Hamilton was seen on video. This was an uncommon source of contention between the two, who typically get along well.

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Heikki Kovalainen and Hamilton, his old McLaren teammate, spoke with Viaplay about the difficulties of trying to get Mercedes back in the race at the front. 

“It’s definitely not been perfect – I’ve definitely not been perfect in the background,” said the Briton, as PlanetF1 quotes; 

“I definitely would say there’s been a struggle, particularly off the end of last year. It’s been a real kind of odd growth process,”

“I’ve tried a lot of things with the car and experimented, it’s often caught us out, and I’ve struggled with feeling comfortable in the car this year,” he finished. 

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Can Lewis Hamilton score a win this year?

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton has managed to win 103 F1 races, highest in the sport, but because of the car’s performance this year, there have been talks that it could be potentially hard for him to win any race. However, his recent races and battles with Ferrari and Charles Lecelrc say otherwise, the car has definitely improved. Him and his teammate, George Russell, have managed to score a double podium twice until now, and things are looking good for the team. 

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