Lewis Hamilton and the Mercedes W13 have been performing much better than they did at the start of the season. IT was a huge disappointment for the team to see the cars not even making it to Q3 and Q2 sometimes. But in the Spanish Grand Prix, along with the other teams, Mercedes brought in some major upgrades into their car, which has helped them score more championship points than they previously did.
Hamilton started P6 on the grid, but was soon sent to the back after suffering a puncture on the first lap of the race. The Haas of Kevin Magnussen and his Mercedes made contact which saw both of the cars pitting and moving to the back of the grid.
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The former World Champion is feeling more confident about the car than he did before, and he believes that if there was no contact, he would have battled with the Red Bulls, and could have even scored a podium.
This doesn’t sound impossible after watching George Russel’s performance yesterday. He was on P1 and P2 for long periods after Leclerc had to retire from the race, and had a breathtaking battle with Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez for the podium. He ended on P3 after both the Red Bulls overtook him.
“At some stage we’ll be fighting for the win,” states a confident Hamilton+
While George Russell had his fight going on in the front of the grid, Lewis Hamilton fought all the way back from P19 to P4, something that he did in the 2021 season in Brazil. He set quite a few fastest laps, but that title was later taken by Sergio Perez on his new soft tyres.
But Lewis Hamilton had a very tough challenge yesterday, and he faced it well. He also believes that in some time, they would be battling the top cars for the win because the developments have made them even stronger.
“I have no doubt at some stage [we can fight for wins again] because today, if I hadn’t had that, I’d have been fighting with the Red Bulls. So that gives me great hope that at some stage we’ll be fighting for the win,” GPBlog quoted Hamilton.
Hamilton finished P5 after suffering from a water leak in his car, and at the same time George Russell finished P3. Hamilton is now on 6th with 46 points, and Russell stands on 4th with 74 points.