With the British GP all set to host the festivity with the entire capacity, their truly loved driver, Lewis Hamilton feels he does not have the machinery to out-race Max Verstappen as the Red Bull ace is in complete control. With 13 races to go in this season, Hamilton might need to make his move quick enough to reduce the deficit against Verstappen in the driver’s championship.
Hamilton has ruled the roost at his home event, winning six of the last eight races staged at the Northamptonshire circuit, but the seven-time world champion will arrive for the 10th round of a scheduled 23 trailing Verstappen by 32 points and without a victory in his last five appearances.
What did Lewis Hamilton say upon Max Verstappen?
Asked if a planned Mercedes upgrade for the Silverstone round can provide him with hope, the 36-year-old replied, “Not really. It is definitely not going to make up the time.
“There is a long way to go but we cannot match Red Bull at the moment. We will do our best but it is definitely going to be tough.”
Hamilton led Max Verstappen by 14 points after the fourth round of the season in Spain on May 9. the scene of the Briton’s last triumph. But the Dutchman is now firmly in control of the title race.
Having said that, more than 140,000 fans are expected for the Silverstone race a week on Sunday in the biggest British crowd of the Covid-19 era. And undoubtedly, they will hope that their home boy could once again meet their expectations.