Latest data reveals Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes is a DISASTER in the pits compared to Max Verstappen’s Red Bull

The Mercedes team has had a tough time during the 2023 Formula 1 season.


Latest data reveals Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes is a DISASTER in the pits compared to Max Verstappen’s Red Bull

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton (Via IMAGO)

The 2023 F1 season has only four races remaining on the calendar, and as per the pitstop data, Lewis Hamilton‘s Mercedes F1 team has been doing a terrible job. The Brackley-based team has only managed to do 1.69 percent of their total pitstops under 2.5 seconds this year. This is way below what some of their rival teams have been able to do.

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The 2023 Constructors Champion, Red Bull, has led the pitstop data by managing to do 43.5 percent of their pitstops under 2.5 seconds; alongside them, Ferrari and McLaren have also done a mighty job. The latter two have so far managed 40.74 and 34.92 percent of their pitstops in under 2.5 seconds.

Looking at the stats, it is quite clear that while the German team has had a troubling on-track time chasing Max Verstappen and Co., the team has also not done any favors for themselves regarding outperforming the rivals in the pits. Their record this year has been downright horrendous.

Since falling off of its pedestal in 2021, Mercedes has had a big struggle at the pinnacle of motor racing. While Toto Wolff and Co. are currently giving much of their attention toward developing their 2024 car, it seems they need to do something about the guys who are entrusted with the duties of changing tires during Grand Prix events.

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Mercedes is tipped by several as the team to challenge for the F1 title in 2024

While Mercedes has done a terrible job in all departments this year, they are tipped by several pundits as the team that would be able to challenge Red Bull for the 2024 World Championship. Their 2023 car has progressed well during the campaign and has been close to the RB19 in the recent races.

Toto Wolff, George Russell, and Lewis Hamilton (Credits: Sportskeeda)
Toto Wolff, George Russell, and Lewis Hamilton (Credits: Sportskeeda)

Moreover, with Lewis Hamilton signing a new two-year contract with the team, the onus is on Mercedes to develop a strong car in the upcoming years. They have all the resources to develop a potent car; considering this, several eyes will be on them next year.

The ongoing campaign has four races remaining on the calendar. If Lewis Hamilton manages to end his exploits in second place in the driver’s standings, it would give Mercedes a huge morale boost regarding developing their car for the 2024 season of the pinnacle of motor racing.

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